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2 February 2014
Part of St James Studio Cabaret Nights
The Wit and Whimsy of Alexander S. Bermange with special guests Julie Atherton and Cassidy Janson
The Wit and Whimsy of Alexander S. Bermange is returning to the St James Studio following its sell-out success in July.
Alexander S. Bermange is known to millions as the resident comic songwriter and performer on BBC Radio 4’s Broadcasting House and the BBC World Service’s Weekend. His funny songs – some topical, others timeless – have not only tickled national and international radio audiences, but have also acquired a formidable following through performances and recordings by the likes of Kit & The Widow, 4 Poofs and a Piano, and dozens of West End stars.
The Wit and Whimsy of Alexander S. Bermange offers you the opportunity to see this master of the comic song perform some of his best-loved – and premiere some brand new – comedic musical creations, from “tributes” to David Beckham, Prince Harry and Great Britain, to portraits of second-rate singers, tube-travelling trainspotters, and perverted pensioners.
Alexander, who has also received recognition for his many stage musicals (including, in the last year alone, Thirteen Days at the Arcola Theatre, The Route To Happiness at the Landor Theatre, and The 24 Hour Musicals at the Old Vic) will be joined on stage by special guest West End leading ladies Julie Atherton (whose credits include Kate Monster/Lucy in Avenue Q, Sister Mary Robert in Sister Act and Sophie in Mamma Mia!) and Cassidy Janson (whose credits include Kate Monster/Lucy in Avenue Q, Elphaba in Wicked and Maggie in Lend Me A Tenor). The show is directed by Michael Strassen (whose credits include Ruthie Henshall’s one-woman show at the Hippodrome, and Assassins and The Fix at the Union Theatre).