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Alexandra Burke

The Narrator

Alexandra Burke

The Narrator

Alexandra Burke is truly one of the UK’s most distinguishable powerhouse voices, having sold over 5million records in the UK and clocked-up over 160 million streams. The 33-year-old versatile London-born singer has also become one of the UK’s most sought-after West End leading ladies, her most recent role was The Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicoloured Dreamcoat at The London Palladium during summer 2021.

Alexandra’s three studio albums Overcome (2009), Heartbreak on Hold (2012) and The Truth Is (2018) have spawned smash hit singles across the last decade including #1 Bad Boys (Feat. Flo Rida), #4 All Night Long (Feat. Pitbull), #1 Start Without You (Feat. Laza Morgan), #3 Elephant (Feat. Erick Morillo) and #8 Broken Heels. Her debut single Hallelujah was a million-selling chart-topper, a first for a British female soloist, and was the best-selling single of 2008. 

Her 2014 theatre debut was as Rachel Marron in the highly acclaimed musical, The Bodyguard before stepping into the lead role of Deloris van Cartier in Sister Act in 2016. It was a double-whammy in 2018 as Alexandra starred in Chess at the London Coliseum, followed by Roxie Hart in the West End production of Chicago. In 2019, Alexandra reprised her role as Rachel Marron in the worldwide touring production of The Bodyguard, concluding in Japan. 

Alexandra first rose to fame thirteen years ago, winning the fifth series of The X Factor in 2008 while duetting with her idol Beyonce to an audience of over 10million. This iconic performance has been viewed over 38million times on YouTube. Debut album Overcome, featured three #1 singles, spent a year on the UK Album chart and earned three BRIT Award nominations. To celebrate one million copies sold worldwide, the album will be issued for the first-time on vinyl in 2022. 

In 2018, in the wake of her beloved mothers passing, Alexandra setup The Melissa Bell Foundation in her mother’s honour. The charity helps disadvantage children gain access to music, dance and drama classes at the world-renowned Sylvia Young Theatre School in London. She also set-up The Fall Ball with her friend and charity activist Nike Ede, a gala event aiming to raise funds for the foundation. Alexandra is proudly an official ambassador for Smart Works, The Commonwealth, Breast Cancer Care, Well Child, Diabetes UK and Notting Hill Carnival. 

A firm favourite across both stage and screen, Alexandra reached the final of BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing in 2017.In March she took part in The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer 2021 where she was crowned ‘Star Baker’. Most recently Alexandra was the only woman left standing on Channel 4’s SAS: Who Dares Wins, winning the show. Alexandra is now writing and recording her eagerly awaited fourth studio album and will make her movie debut next year in the BFI/BBC film Pretty Red Dress.

Linzi Hateley

The Narrator

Linzi Hateley

The Narrator

Linzi is an Olivier Award nominee and Theatre World Award winner who has starred on Broadway, in the West End, with the RSC, and at the National Theatre.

She returns to the iconic role of the Narrator, having first starred in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream coat in 1991 opposite Jason Donovan and Phillip Schofield at the London Palladium – for which she received an Olivier Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical. She most recently returned to the new London Palladium production in 2021, thirty years on, to historic acclaim.

Born in Birmingham, Linzi trained at the Italia Conti Academy. At the age of 17, she was cast in the title role in the RSC’s production of Carrie. After playing in Stratford, the show transferred to Broadway, for which Linzi won the Theatre World Award for Best Newcomer.

In the UK, Linzi’s other theatre credits include: Mrs Johnstone in Blood Brothers (National Tour); Donna Sheridan in Mamma Mia! (Novello & Prince of Wales Theatres); Charity Barnum in Barnum (National Tour); Helen in London Road (National Theatre); 50th Anniversary Gala (National Theatre); Madame Thenardier in Les Misérables (Queen’s Theatre); Roxie Hart in Chicago (Adelphi& Cambridge Theatres); Winifred Banks in Mary Poppins (Prince Edward Theatre); Frankie in On Your Toes; Nancy in Oliver!; Red Riding Hood in Into The Woods; Angel in The Rink (Leicester Haymarket); Martha in The Secret Garden (RSC Stratford/Aldwych Theatre); Hortense in Divorce Me, Darling!(Chichester Festival Theatre); Little Voice in The Rise and Fall of Little Voice (Basingstoke Haymarket); Barb in Romance Romance (Gielgud Theatre); Rizzo in Grease  (Dominion Theatre); Kolo-Kolo Bird in Just So (Tricycle Theatre); Eponine in Les Misérables (Palace Theatre).

Workshops include: Jean in Hugo; Paul McCartney’s It’s A Wonderful Life; The Ghost Map (NT).

Film and Television includes: Joan Greenson in Marilyn (Neflix);The Theatre Channel(The Theatre Cafe); Audrey Colshaw in EastEnders (BBC); Jacobina in History of a Pleasure Seeker (Hat Trick); Oxford Professor in Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again (Little star /Universal); Helen in London Road (NT/Cuba Pictures); Turning Woman in Les Misérables (Working Title Films); Mrs Cratchet in A Christmas Carol (Hallmark Entertainment); Polly Winter in Julie and the Cadillacs (Parker Mead).

Linzi made her New York solo cabaret debut with Linzi Hateley: True Colors at 54 Below; has performed her solo show Broadway Baby across the UK; appeared as special guest to Betty Buckley at Carnegie Hall; as special guest to Lorna Luft on the BBC’s Friday Night Is Music Night; closed The Olivier Awards 2018; and has recorded three solo albums.

Jason Donovan

Pharaoh

Jason Donovan

Pharaoh

Jason made his defining stage performance as the title character of Joseph in the 1990s, also at the London Palladium, in a sold-out 18-month run which produced a No.1 single and best-selling soundtrack album. It remains one of the most successful revivals of all time. Jason now returns to the show as Pharaoh, who rocks ‘Song of the King’ in the iconic musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, soon to be re-imagined in this brand new production.

Jason became an international star with the role of Scott Robinson in Neighbours. The series went on to become one of the highest-rating shows in the UK, which led to Jason’s association and huge success with acclaimed producers, Stock, Aitken and Waterman. His debut album Ten Good Reasons was the biggest selling album of 1989, with career sales of 13 million albums and 4 UK No.1 singles.

Following his Olivier-nominated portrayal of Joseph, he has gone on to star in The Rocky Horror Show, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Priscilla, Annie Get Your Gun, The Sound of Music, The King’s Speech and Million Dollar Quartet. On television he has featured in I’m A Celebrity and Strictly Come Dancing, Who Do You Think You Are, ITV’s Superstar and Piers Morgan’s Life Stories. Jason also appeared in ITV’s drama Echo Beach and he continues to play sell-out tours across the country.

Jac Yarrow

Joseph

Jac Yarrow

Joseph

Jac was born in Cardiff and graduated with a First Class BA (Hons) from The Arts Educational School, London in 2019.

He sprang to prominence when he made his professional debut as Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the London Palladium, to which he returned in 2021. For his performance, Jac garnered unprecedented critical and public acclaim. He was nominated for the 2020 Olivier Award for Best Actor In A Musical; for the 2020 WhatsOnStage Award for Best Actor In A Musical; and won The Stage Debut Award 2019 for Best West End Debut and was nominated for Best Actor in a Musical.

Other Theatre: Jac returned to the iconic venue to star in Pantoland at The Palladium for Christmas 2020 and 2021. Concerts include: Prince Topher in Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Cadogan Hall).

Television includes: Musicals: The Greatest Show (BBC); Angelo Bernardone in Glow & Darkness (Dreamlight International); and Jamie Dalton in BAFTA-winning In My Skin (BBC).

Full cast to be announced*

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