Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Marti Pellow at Birmingham Hippodrome


MARTI PELLOW

UNLEASHES HIS DARKER SIDE…

In the spectacular new production of the smash-hit Broadway musical

JEKYLL AND HYDE

Presented by Bill Kenwright

MUSIC BY FRANK WILDHORN

BOOK AND LYRICS BY LESLIE BRICUSSE

Marti Pellow, the hugely successful singer, songwriter and front man of Wet Wet Wet, makes a return to Birmingham Hippodrome in the major new production of the hit Broadway musical, JEKYLL AND HYDE from Monday 4 – Saturday 9 April 2011.

Marti’s career began when he formed the band Wet Wet Wet with his school friends, which went on to become one of the most successful and highly acclaimed bands in British pop history. The band enjoyed consistent chart topping multi-platinum albums and have been nominated and won major industry awards including the Ivor Novellos and The Brits. Their 1994 single “Love Is All Around”, featured on the soundtrack to the romantic comedy of the decade, Four Weddings and a Funeral, continues to be one of the top five highest selling singles and most played songs of all time in the UK.

As well as a critically-acclaimed solo career, Marti has gone on to star in the West End, on Broadway and on National Tour in the smash-hit stage musicals Chicago and The Witches of Eastwick, he also co-starred with Josh Groban in the TV and film special Chess in Concert and most recently gained huge personal accolades from his performance on BBC Radio 2’s Elvis Forever concert.

Glamorous, sexy and deliciously wicked in equal measures, JEKYLL AND HYDE is based on
Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic gothic novella. Pellow stars as the brilliant but obsessive scientist whose sadistic alter ego wreaks havoc across Victorian London in a dark tale of love, redemption and the seductive power of evil.

Written by Frank Wildhorn with book and lyrics by the Academy Award-winning composer Leslie Bricusse (Stop The World I Want to Get Off, Scrooge, Doctor Dolittle, Victor/Victoria, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory), and featuring the hit song This Is The Moment, the Broadway production of Jekyll and Hyde ran for over 1500 performances between 1997 and 2001.

Tickets are priced from £14-£33 and are available online at http://www.birminghamhippodrome.com/ or telephone 0844 338 5000. Calls vary from 5p per min. 5% transaction charge. Perf times eves 7.30pm; mat Wed 2pm; Sat 2.30pm.

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