DOWNTOWN to BROADWAY - A Tribute
Starring Hilary Henshaw, with Will Conyers on piano
Petula Clarke....so much more than the sixties pop princess who sang Downtown!
A career spanning more than six decades has seen Petula Clarke evolve from a child star bringing songs and messages (sometimes encoded!) to soldiers during World War Two, to sixties sensation… star of stage and screen… to concert performer who still delivers with as much passion and skill as ever. A superstar around the world, Petula is as much at home performing in French as in English and is said to be as loved in France, where she lived for many years, as the great Piaf!
Singer Hilary Henshaw and pianist Will Conyers grew up tapping their toes to Petula’s hits of the sixties… and continue to follow her career with fascination and admiration as she keeps abreast of the “sign of the times”, continuing to perform and record ever new and different genres, including her own compositions. This labour of love and respect features many of her timeless hits including Sign of the Times, The Other Man’s Grass, This Is My Song and…Downtown. Petula’s contribution to movies such as Finian’s Rainbow and Goodbye Mr. Chips is also celebrated, as well as her musical theatre achievements. Did you know that she was the real Maria Von Trapp’s favourite Maria in The Sound of Music or that she was the longest running ever Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard? And… as a beautiful bonus… a taste of her timeless French repertoire.
To date she has recorded more than 1000 songs and sold over 68 million recordings... and still loving every moment! Come and revel in the nostalgia, the surprises and the beautiful compositions that have been recently created by a legend who continues to sing the song of her life!
Petula....Downtown to Broadway...a tribute will be performed as a Daytime Series show at the Forge Theatre and Arts Hub on Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Thursday 15 June 2017, at 11am.
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