White Christmas Special Guest Emma Hatton

Emma has just completed a run as Maisey in Scott Alan's The Distance You Have Come, and her second sell-out tour as a lead vocalist with the world famous Post Modern Jukebox. Emma is most widely known for her principal roles in a variety of West End productions including Eva Peron in Evita, Elphaba in Wicked, Scaramouche and Meat in We Will Rock You and Donna in Dreamboats and Petticoats. She also performs all over the world as a vocalist at a variety of high end concerts and corporate events. In addition to her success in musical theatre, Emma continues to perform regularly as a jazz and blues singer to much critical acclaim, with previous residencies and appearances including The Savoy Hotel, Pizza Express Jazz Club, and Ronnie Scott's. Her one-woman show, Songbird, sold out in the Live at Zedel’s season for Crazy Coqs and was followed by Unforgettable at the Jazz Café for the London Jazz Festival. In 2015, Emma recorded her first EP with Anthony Strong entitled Merry Christmas, Darling and her new EP, Thirty Three and a Third, was released on October 11th this year and is available on vinyl via her website. Both EPs went straight to Number 1 on the iTunes jazz charts and can be found on both iTunes and Spotify. She was also invited to record Mad About the Boy at Abbey Road with the London Gay Big Band for their acclaimed album Brave. More information and links to purchase Emma’s recordings can be found at www.emmahatton.com

White Christmas Special Guest Isabella Pappas

Isabella Pappas is an Olivier Award Nominee age 16 Training : Sylvia Young and Arts Educational Schools London Previous Roles include: Stage Iris in The Nether (Royal Court and West End) Skylar in Bring it On (Southwark Playhouse)  Nina I’m In the Heights (Stockwell Playhouse) Lucy in 13 (Ambassadors Theatre) Emma in Terror at the Sweetshop (The Other Palace) Annie in Annie UK Tour Television includes Rosie in Almost Never (BBC) Sadie in Paranoid (Netflix) Abstract the Art I’d Design as Iris in the Nether (Netflix)

White Christmas Special Guest Kieran Brown

Training: Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama. Theatre include: u/s Phantom in The Phantom Of The Opera(Her Majesty’s Theatre); Elphaba’s Father and u/s Dillamond and Wizard in Wicked (Apollo Victoria); u/s Raoul in Love Never Dies (Adelphi Theatre); Feuilly in Les Misérables (Palace Theatre & O2 Arena); Doc in the European première of Pipe Dream (Union Theatre); Phantom in UK première of Maury Yeston’s Phantom (Rose & Crown Theatre); The Actor in The Woman In Black, Algernon Moncreiff in The Importance Of Being Earnest, Don’t Dress For Dinner, Beyond Therapy (International Theatre, Vienna); The Three Phantoms (Macau & Singapore). Cabaret and concerts include: Scots In The City (Above The Arts & The Other Palace); My Big Fat MUSICAL Cabaret (Union Theatre); Once Upon A Song (Lauderdale House); Music That Matters (Union Theatre & Drachengasse Theatre, Vienna); West End Winters & West End Spring - Switched (Theatre Drachengasse, Vienna); West End To Broadway (English Theatre Of Vienna); Scott Alan New Year’s Concert Live at Zedel (Crazy Coqs); A Touch Of West End (Woburn); Three Witches (Shelley Theatre, Bournemouth). Kieran is a founding member of and works extensively with The Barricade Boys. He has featured on several albums of new Musical Theatre writing and has performed for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.  Film and television includes:  Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) (BBC1); Taggart (ITV); Anatomy Of An Enigma (Channel 4); Great Scots (BBC 2). 

White Christmas Special Guest Alice Inglis

Alice Inglis is an actress, singer and bagpiper who graduated from PPA last year. During her time at PPA, she particularly enjoyed playing the role of Martha in Spring Awakening. Since graduating, she has played the lead in a couple of short films and she will be acting in her first feature film next year. You can also catch her portraying various historical characters at the Tower of London and Hampton Court Palace. Alice lives in London but will be journeying back to her hometown in Scotland for Christmas.

White Christmas Special Guest Shakira Rattray

Shakira is a musical theatre performer from the highlands of Scotland! Since graduating in 2017, she has taken part in several West End concerts, short films, pantomime, and most recently, Hamlet: In Session with Sigmund Freud. Shakira is very excited to help spread some Christmas cheer!

SHONA’S DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS….

Shona is thrilled to announce that she will be performing an intimate Christmas cabaret on 18th December 2018 at Andaz London Liverpool Street, located in the heart of vibrant East London. The exclusive show, entitled White Christmas, begins at 7:30pm; doors open at 6:45pm. The festive evening will feature belovedclassics and contemporary gems as well as pay homage to Shona’s illustrious career over the past two decades. Your heart will twinkle with joy as you journey with Shona through memories of Christmas Past, delights of Christmas Present and hopes of Christmas Future. Currently touring the world starring as Donna Sheridan in the International Tour of MAMMA MIA! Shona said“Christmas is my favourite time of year and I cannot wait to share some of my favourite songs and carols with you in such a grand and ornate setting, providing the perfect backdrop for what promises to be a magical evening, full of festive cheer.” Shona will be joined by an array of special guests;expect well-known faces from London’s West End as well as new and emerging talent. Check back here for further announcements! For more information and to book tickets please visit https://bit.ly/2C3EtBg

White Christmas

Star of Mamma Mia! Shona White brings you this exclusive intimate

Christmassy cabaret between international tour dates!

Catch her while you can for an evening of festive fun and fizz!

Special guests to be announced soon!

 

 DOOR OPENS AT 6:45PM &  SHOW STARTS AT 7:30PM

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Special Guest Star Stephen Ashfield

Thrilled to announce that Stephen Ashfield will be joining us on 1st August at 54 Below Stephen is currently a very excited Glasgow lad making his Broadway debut straight from his Olivier Award-winning performance in the original London cast of The Book of Mormon. West End credits include: Bob Gaudio in Jersey Boys (WhatOnStage Award), Casey O'Brien in Boy Meets Boy, Emmett in Legally Blonde, Adam in Imagine This, John in Tomorrow Morning, Nick Piazza in FameBoy Georgein Taboo. Film/TV: Tim Burton's Sweeney ToddCall The MidwifeThe Royal Variety Performance 2008.Education: Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Royal Academy of Music, London.

Special Guest Star Philippa Lynas

Shona is delighted to announce that she will be joined by the sensational Philippa Lynas at 54 Below on 1st August 2018
Philippa Lynas was born and bred in the Barossa Valley in South Australia. After studying for two years in New York City at the prodigious American Musical and Dramatic Academy Philippa was nominated and went onto win 2011's Broadway's Rising Star where she performed at one of the oldest Broadway theatres, The New York City Town Hall.

She has performed in various shows in New York and is fresh back from sailing around then world as Cunard Lines' lead production singer on board the largest ocean liners in the world, Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria. Philippa is scheduled to perform at Carnegie Hall in July and Feinstein's 54 Below in August.

In September Philippa begins rehearsal in London to join the new cast of QM2 where she will sail around the world for the 2018 season.

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Special Guest Star Christina Bianco

Shona is delighted to announce that she will be joined at 54 Below by the fabulous Christina Bianco

Christina Bianco’s singular voice and comedic charm have brought audiences around the world to their feet. Bianco captured international acclaim as a YouTube sensation with her ‘diva’ impression videos, gaining over 24 million views. Dubbed ‘the girl of a thousand voices,’ Christina has performed on major television programs such as The Ellen Degeneres Show, The Meredith Vieira Show, The Queen Latifah Show & The Today Show, in the US alone.

A Two-Time Drama Desk Award nominee, Christina made her West End debut starring in The Menier Chocolate Factory’s hailed production of Forbidden Broadway at the Vaudeville Theatre in London. New York credits include The Marvelous Wonderettes, the one-woman, multi-character comedy, Application Pending (Drama Desk Award Nomination), Newsical the Musical, and Forbidden Broadway; Goes To Rehab (Drama Desk Award Nomination). Christina originated the role of Dora in the long-running National Tour of Dora The Explorer Live, including two sold-out runs at Radio City Music Hall.

As a concert artist, with regular NYC appearances at Birdland, Feinstein’s and Town Hall, Christina has performed her critically acclaimed solo shows to sold out crowds across the U.S. and on luxury international cruise ships. Abroad, she’s enjoyed extended runs headlining at London’s Hippodrome, Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room, The Charing Cross Theatre and at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She recently completed a 13 city, UK solo tour titled, Me Myself And Everyone Else, and made concert debuts in Australia, Switzerland, Spain and South Africa.

Television credits include the POP TV sitcom Impress Me, Hallmark’s, Signed, Sealed, Delivered and VH1’s I Love The 2000’s.

Christina frequently performs with major US and Canadian symphonies. She recently debuted her solo symphony show, The Woman Of A Thousand Voices, with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Jack Everly.

Christina is a life long New Yorker and resides in Manhattan with her husband and their loveable schnoodle, Jeff.

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