CASTING UPDATE FOR FOR THE HURLY BURLY SHOW
Friday 25 February 2011
SPENCER DAY AND A SIZZLING CAST OF HURLY BURLY GIRLYS JOIN MISS POLLY RAE IN THE WEST END FOR THE HURLY BURLY SHOW ®
Singer/songwriter Spencer Day will perform two new specially commissioned songs for The Hurly Burly Show®, as well as accompanying Miss Polly Rae and her Hurly Burly Girlys – Cindy Belliot, Sarah Louise Buckle, Fallon Donakay, Katie Ella Hardwicke, Kathryn Mclauglin, Jennifer White and Sophie Zucchini – throughout the run at the Garrick Theatre.
Directed by William Baker, the show is running at the Garrick Theatre from 3 March – 1 May 2011, with press night on Friday 11 March. The Hurly Burly Show® has musical direction by Steve Anderson, choreography by Ashley Wallen, vocal arrangements by Terry Ronald and lighting by Nick Whitehouse. The Hurly Burly Show ® is produced in the West End by AEG Live and Steve Dixon.
The Hurly Burly Show®, starring Miss Polly Rae, is an all singing, all dancing burlesque inspired revue with a contemporary twist, magically fusing the traditions of burlesque and bawdy cabaret with modern day fashion, music and popular culture. With spectacular costumes, sets and lighting, the beautiful Miss Polly Rae and her six Hurly Burly Girlys elegantly focus on the tease and take audiences on a unique, provocative journey full of wit, joie de vivre, and celebration of the female form.
Vocalist, songwriter and pianist Spencer Day has released three albums Introducing Spencer Day, Movie of Your Life and Vagabond. The former largely focuses on him performing traditional jazz, whereas Movie of Your Life features his own songs. The title track won the San Francisco Academy of Art University’s 2005 competition for best original song and was consequently used by Dolby to launch their Dolby 7.1 system. Later that year, Day collaborated with actor Rafe Chase on a twenty song musical revue, Someday Love, which premiered at San Francisco’s New Conservatory Theatre Center in which he also appeared. Day’s most recent album, Vagabond was released by the Concord Music Group, and reached number eleven on the Billboard chart, where it stayed for 47 weeks. HHis single Till You Come To Me later peaked at number three on the Billboard chart and was the number one most played song on Smooth AC radio in 2010. Spencer has opened for Rufus Wainwright at the Napa Valley Opera House and has appeared at the Monterey Jazz Festival as well as the Tanglewood Jazz Festival.
Cindy Belliot’s previous stage credits include Wicked, Dirty Dancing and Fela! She will make her burlesque debut in The Hurly Burly Show® . Sarah Louise Buckle was an original member of the Hurly Burly Girlys and is an established burlesque artiste. She has performed at various cabaret venues as one of the four girls in The Folly Mixtures. Fallon Donakay was previously a dancer for the Moulin Rouge both in Paris and on a world tour. Katie Ella Hardwicke has appeared as a dancer in music videos and on television for music acts including Professor Green and Westlife and was previously a member of a girl only pop group named UK Blondes. Kathryn Mclaughin is a burlesque performer and choreographer. Her recent choreography credits include Trash City at the Roundhouse and Secret Diary Of A Call Girl on ITV2. Jennifer White was also a member of the original Hurly Burly Girlys troupe. Her previous dancing credits include three years in The National Dance Company of Wales and a worldwide tour with the Hofesh Shechter Company. Recently she has danced in music videos for Kylie Minogue and Cheryl Cole and performed in a rendition of Aida at the Royal Opera House. Sophie Zucchini’s previous stage credits include Grease at the Piccadilly Theatre, Jack and the Beanstalk at Theatre Royal Brighton and Peter Pan and Cinderella for the Grand Theatre, Blackpool.
Polly Rae is the founder and lead artiste of The Hurly Burly Show® and is an established burlesque soloist and vocalist. Her show, also known as Miss Polly Rae and Her Hurly Burly Girlys started its life at the Soho Revue Bar five years ago and under the current creative team has been developed for this West End production; The Hurly Burly Show®.