After their Cadogan Hall debut, Lambert Jackson Productions are back with West End Women, featuring three of the most prominent performers UK theatre has to offer: Rachel John, Lauren Samuels and Celinde Schoenmaker. Taking us on a loose history of women in theatre and melting our faces off with vocal gymnastics, this was a wonderful way to spend a Saturday evening.
Despite the biting wind outside and the snow enveloping the country, Cadogan Hall felt warm and buzzy as it was taken over by powerhouse performance followed by powerhouse performance. The trio opened with the upbeat ‘I Got Rhythm’, before some solo showcases of their voices. A simplistic and heartwarming rendition of ‘Someone To Watch Over Me’ brought stillness to the room thanks to Celinde Schoenmaker. Lauren Samuels kept us in the 20s with a beautiful rendition of ‘Lady, be Good’; whilst Rachel John brought us a decade further forward with the sultry and smooth ‘Summertime’.
Following on from their successful concert There is Nothing Like a Dame, Lambert Jackson Productions continues to be inspired by female West End performers. Their latest offering showcasing the variety of talent that can be found on the West End stage – this time in the form of Rachel John, Lauren Samuels and Celinde Schoenmaker.
Beginning with a lovely jazzy rendition of ‘I Got Rhythm’, the concert was filled with a lovely mixture of songs that captured all of the talent on stage perfectly – mainly soulful and heartfelt numbers including renditions of ‘Summertime’ and ‘If I Loved You’ that were lovely to listen to – but it would have also been great to have some more upbeat songs in the mix as well.
Lambert Jackson are thrilled to announce their nomination for ‘Best Theatrical Event of the Year’ in The Broadway World Awards 2018 for their show ‘There is Nothin’ Like a Dame’ which was performed on Thursday 30th August of this year.
Ria Jones is a leading lady through and through. She’s played some of the biggest roles in musical theatre: Grizabella, Eva Peron, Fantine, and most recently Norma Desmond to name a few.
She’s one of the star names on the roster of a concert celebrating 100 years of musical theatre, alongside three former Elphabas: Louise Dearman, Rachel Tucker and Alexia Khadime. Accompanied by a full orchestra, the evening at Cadogan Hall will run through some of theatre’s biggest showstoppers of the last century in what will be a wonderful celebration of women on stage.