Singular Sensations: Charing Cross Theatre

dsc_1358colourSunday 13th November 2016 3.00pm, Charing Cross Theatre

Rebecca Caine is equally at home in musical theatre and opera and is renowned for her West End appearances as ‘Christine’ in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA and the original ‘Cosette’ in LES MISÉRABLES.

Most recently, Rebecca created the roles of ‘Lady Dant’/’Madame Colbert’ in FLOWERS FOR … [Read More]

A Conversation With Dame Siân Phillips

siannew-webSunday 30th October 2016 2.00pm, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

Dame Siân Phillips is a celebrated and much loved Welsh star of stage and screen, acclaimed for her scheming Livia in I Claudius (Best Actress BAFTA), her portrayal of Marlene Dietrich in Marlene (UK and USA) and most recently in Les Blancs at … [Read More]

Bernstein Revealed


Sunday 11th December 2016 3.30pm, JW3 London

As we approach the centenary of his birth, Leonard Bernstein enthusiasts Edward Seckerson and Tony Award nominated arranger, composer and musical director Jason Carr are joined by Olivier Award nominee Sophie-Louise Dann to celebrate the musical superman who bestrode the Broadway stage as whole-heartedly and adeptly as he … [Read More]

Facing The Music: A Life in Musical Theatre / Patricia Routledge in conversation with Edward Seckerson

Patricia Routledge with Edward SeckersonPatricia Routledge trained not only as an actress but also as a singer and had considerable experience and success in musical theatre, both in this country and in the United States of America.

Her many awards include a Tony for her Broadway performance in the Styne-Harburg musical “Darling of the Day” and a Laurence Olivier … [Read More]

Rodgers Revealed

Richard RodgersRichard Rodgers aficionados Jason Carr, Edward Seckerson and Olivier Award nominee Anna Francolini celebrate arguably the greatest and most versatile popular melodist of them all.

This intimate and musical evening will explore the life and music of the extraordinary Richard Rogers: the backstage stories, his demons and struggles, the very different relationships he … [Read More]

A Conversation With Elaine Paige

Elaine Paige Newbury 2Thursday 19th May 2016 11.30am, The Chapel Sydmonton Court

The Festival is thrilled to welcome Elaine Paige – actress, singer, producer, radio presenter and mega-star of musical theatre – to stunning Sydmonton Court, the private home of Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Award-winning Elaine Paige has starred in more smash-hit West End and Broadway musicals than anyone … [Read More]

A Conversation With Dame Diana Rigg

Diana Rigg002Sunday 7th February 2016 3.00pm, St James Theatre

Dame Diana Rigg is one of our most distinguished actresses and has had an extensive, award-winning career in theatre, film and television.

Dame Diana trained at RADA, made her professional stage debut in 1957 in The Caucasian Chalk Circle, and joined the Royal Shakespeare Company two … [Read More]

A Conversation With Patricia Hodge

Edward Seckerson with Patricia HodgePatricia Hodge is one of Britain’s most popular and versatile actresses. Her distinguished career on stage, film and television ranges from Shakespeare to comedies and modern classics.

Her most recent stage appearance was in the West End revival of Noel Coward’s Relative Values. What is perhaps less well known is her work in musical theatre, … [Read More]

A Conversation With Renée Fleming

Renee Fleming Humanitas Visiiting Professor OxfordRenée Fleming, as part of Ms Fleming’s Humanitas Visiting Professorship in Opera Studies at the University of Oxford, November 2013.

The discussion flowed from Edward’s opening question: ‘What makes now a different time to be a singer than in the past?’

Drawing on her professional experience and personal insights, Ms Fleming touched on issues … [Read More]

A Conversation With Maureen Lipman


Maureen Lipman, the much-loved and extraordinarily versatile actress who made a sitcom of a commercial and whose stage work has ranged from Olivier’s National Theatre and the musicals of Leonard Bernstein and Rodgers and Hammerstein to a now classic reincarnation of Joyce Grenfell appears in conversation with Edward Seckerson.

Joyce will be there in … [Read More]


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