BEST MUSICAL VARIETY ACT 2013 – London Cabaret Awards
Adored by millions, Dame Julie Andrews is a genuine legend of entertainment. But do Maria Von Trapp or Mary Poppins long to let their hair down at the end of a hard day? Find out in this cheeky yet affectionate cabaret with the award-winning singer, West End actress and Fascinating Aida star Sarah-Louise Young, who was recently picked by Time Out as one of London’s top ten cabaret performers.
Julie’s songs from musicals including Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music and My Fair Lady blend with stories and anecdotes about Andrews’ life, from her beginnings as a child star to the recent challenges of losing her famous singing voice. What emerges is a delightfully funny and candid love letter to a true show business survivor.
The show premiered at the Edinburgh fringe 2013, transferred to Trafalgar Studios in London later that year prior to a major UK tour, and was part of the inaugural Best Of The Edinburgh Festival season co-produced with David Mirvish
at the Panasonic Theatre, Toronto, in October 2014.
‘Even your critic found herself, unprecedentedly, singing along. My cheeks hurt with smiling.’ **** Daily Telegraph
‘The hills are alive with the sound of singalongs and gags in this witty, affectionate tribute.’ **** Evening Standard
‘Dame Julie, you suspect, would approve. This is an evening that ends in triumph, not in tears.’ **** The Times
‘Perfect not just for Julie Andrews nuts but also as a Christmas seltzer for musical theatre fans.’ **** Daily Mail