Last week saw my last gig take place with Troubadour for the year, I’ve had such an enjoyable summer with the boys performing in many different places. I’ve been so lucky to visit some beautiful places and perform in cracking theatre onboard Cunard, P&O & SAGA cruise lines. Almost scary to think that those type of venues are actually on a ship! I can’t wait to get back with the boys in the new year and continue to do what I’ve loved doing this year on land and at sea!
Now it’s almost time to head to pantoland with my pal Charlie Richmond who I’m lucky to work alongside with in my forth pantomime at the Tyne Theatre and Opera House. I’m starting to feel like part of the furniture there now, which is great. Charlie is great, and playing Buttons this year. I’ve known him for years, even long before my days in panto, and he’s just hilarious offstage as he is onstage! We’re both turning on Gateshead Trinity Square christmas lights tomorrow night (22nd November), and attending St Oswalds Hospice christmas market on Saturday (24th November), both great events that we also took part in last year.
The stars in the show include Maureen Nolan as our fairy godmother, yes, A NOLAN, A SINGING LEGEND! We all met each other at the Cinderella press launch a couple of months back, and I happened to stay in touch with Maureen, she’s so lovely, and I think our region is going to love her while she’s here for christmas. We met up in Blackpool while I was gigging there about 3 weeks ago, and I just know she will be my ‘panto mam’ this year. Jamie Lambert from Collabro plays Prince Charming, again, a cracking chap, I sense a few nights out on the toon with this one, and I’m looking forward to being his right hand man in the show. Lola Saunders from X Factor is Cinderella, I’ve known her a lot of years, she’s going to be a great Cinderella, and not forgetting Connor Byrne AKA Mike from Tracy Beaker & The Dumping Ground as Baron Hardup. I literally grew up watching Tracy Beaker, and now I’m starring in a panto with Mike the careworker! I’m so excited to be starring in the show with this great lineup.
That leads me onto tell you to buy your tickers now, it’s going to be fantastic, and very magical!!
I’m in Nottingham breaking up my journey on my way to Norfolk to spend the day rehearsing with the lads before my first gig with Troubadour.
Saturday (23rd June) kicks off the crazy summer schedule with the boys where I’m going to be visiting places around the country I’ve never been to. The first gig is in Suffolk close to Ipswich. I do hope one day of rehearsals is all I’ll need, as that’s all I’ve got!
I’m going to be spending most of the time between now and October travelling, visiting Haven, Warner Leisure sites and some cruise liners including P&O & Cunard.
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I’m very excited to be heading out on the road this summer with the male vocalist group ‘Troubadour’, performing everything from Jersey Boys, to Beach Boys & some party songs too.
I’m going all around the country performing at the Haven sites, Warner Leisure Hotels (Warner was where I had my professional job away from home on the show team), a couple of holiday parks & ships too!
From July – October, I’ll be spending most of the time on the road, but I’m very excited to be heading away!
I’m excited to be starring as PT Barnum this year in Newcastle.
I trained in musical theatre for three years prior to graduating and the school also runs a weekend school for children and teenagers. Each year they perform their annual summer showcase, and this year, I’m honoured to have been asked to be their guest star as The Greatest Showman himself.
Two performances each day take place on 1st, 7th & 8th July at The People’s Theatre in Newcastle, with tickets on sale now. Act 1 consists of Thriller, and act 2 is The Greatest Showman/Barnum.
We’re thrilled to announce that Lewis is the latest act to join the Northumberland Pride line up this year, which takes place at Alnwick Rugby Club on Saturday 2nd June from 1pm. The event is free to attend and should be a brilliant day.
Other acts include:
X Factor Finalist – Niki Evans
Meatloaf’s Anything for Love Vocalist – Lorraine Crosby
If Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs wasn’t enough for you, I’m very excited to head back to the Tyne Theatre and Opera House for my forth year this coming Christmas.
I am so thrilled to be playing Dandini in Cinderella this christmas with another all star cast. The recent festive season has been my absolute favourite meeting friends for life and having such a fantastic time. The amount of feedback and reviews I received this Christmas was something else, and I loved every minute of starring in Snow White.
I can’t wait to star alongside Charlie Richmond once again and I can’t wait to hear who else will be starring in the show and coming to the ball with us.