Miss-Leading Ladies – World Premiere


Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment presents

Miss-Leading Ladies

A Sibling Smash!

5-30 August 2015

Pics by Jamie Scott-Smith

Ria Jones and Ceri Dupree star in this stunning celebration of some of the greatest grand dames of stage and screen, adding their own unique family twist. From Ethel Merman to Doris Day, Marlene Dietrich to Danny La Rue, to name a few. This gene pool of rip roaring talent will lead you astray in their dazzling revue of these illustrious leading ladies.  Between them these ingenious siblings lay claim to 60 years of showbiz. Featuring the richest array of costumes scarcely seen since the heyday of La Rue, over 20 show stopping songs and vocals that have ripped the roof off the Royal Albert Hall on more than one occasion.

Miss-Leading Ladies is a whirlpool of illusion, captivating chemistry and a delightful homage to those revered leading ladies of a bygone golden era.

‘Dupree storms the stage with style, wit, glamour and a pace that leaves you amazed’ Time Out

‘Showstopping siblings proving why there is nothing misleading about their family talent in a show packed with songs, pizzazz and bags of heart.’ Leicester Mercury

‘Ria Jones, what a Maserati of a voice’ Quentin Letts – Daily Mail

Directed by Sarah-Louise Young (Julie Madly Deeply, Fascinating Aida, The Showstoppers)

Musically Directed by Edward Court (Jerry’s Girls)

Reviews:

JONATHAN BAZ 5*

“Miss Leading Ladies is an expertly crafted tribute to the (mainly Broadway) female musical theatre stars of the last century.”

“..glimpses of gut wrenching pathos..”

“..perfectly drilled and delivered.”

“Jones…has a voice that is simply majestic both in its refined elegance and in her astonishing belt..”

“Dupree’s outrageously glamorous..”

“To be honest, Miss Leading Ladies deserves its 5 stars for Dupree’s costumes alone – but more than that – these two singers, blessed with sharing what is clearly the most gifted of gene pools, are just a terrific act.”

“Don’t miss Miss Leading Ladies, it is an evening of outstanding cabaret.”

LONDON THEATRE 5*

“..a delightful homage to all those fabulous Musical Divas from the past century.”

“Ceri Dupree and Ria Jones deliver this show spectacularly and certainly do not disappoint.”

“Dupree…is an extremely talented impersonator…”

“Ria Jones is a master class in Musical Theatre.”

“Jones, had multiple standing ovations throughout the show for her incredible vocals”

“..it is also a delightful history lesson in the leading ladies from past times.”

“I have come away from this performance feeling on top of the world. ”

“If I were you – I would get yourself down to the St James Studio as quickly as you can for an evening celebrating our dames of entertainment, hilarious comedic gags and bags of sparkle!”

MUSICAL THEATRE MUSINGS 4****

“..if you love your leading ladies from a bygone era then you are in for a real treat.”

“These 2 are the perfect balance to each other..”

“…fabulous costumes and numerous changes!”

“The lighting, by Ben M Rogers, was also perfect and for a cabaret space massively impressive.”

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