Tue 17th – Sat 21st September
The very accomplished film, theatre and TV actress, comedienne, Celia Imrie makes her debut as a cabaret artist at The Crazy Coqs with her show LAUGHING MATTERS… . Because in these tough times, Celia really believes that… laughing matters. She will be performing songs and sketches by popular writers such as Jerry Herman, Lynda La Plante, Neil Sedaka, Dorothy Parker, Carole King, Arabella Weir, Noel Coward, Charles Strouse and Mozart.
On stage with Celia will be her musical director and pianist Nick Finlow, currently the Musical Director of The Book of Mormons and associate musical supervisor for Jersey Boys and Mamma Mia. On drums will be Mike Porter.
Celia has recently been filming What We Did On Our Holidays with Rosamund Pike, David Tennant, Billy Connolly and Ben Miller and will have two new films out later in the year – Love Punch with Rafe Spall, Emma Thompson and Pierce Brosnan and Amber Entertainment’s Molly Moon with Emily Watson, Sadie Frost and Anne-Marie Duff. Celia is also working on a novel set in the South of France, due for publication in 2014.
Celia is an Olivier Award-winning English actress. In a career starting in the early 1970s, Imrie has played Marianne Bellshade in Bergerac, Philippa Moorcroft in Dinnerladies, Miss Babs in Acorn Antiques, Diana Neal in After You’ve Gone and Gloria Millington in Kingdom. She has been described as “one of the greatest British actresses of recent decades”, and was recently seen in the award winning film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and in Noises Off in the West End.
Director – Fidelis Morgan
Designer – Gregor Donnelly
Choreographer – Steven Harris