Kerry Ellis stars in Murder Ballad

Kerry Ellis is to star in the UK premiere of rock musical Murder Ballad at the Arts Theatre.

Set to pop-rock tunes, Murder Ballad follows Sara (Ellis), a New Yorker who is torn between her dangerous ex-boyfriend and her reliable husband – a treacherous love triangle with the inevitable tragic ending.

Ellis is best known for playing Elphaba in Wicked both in the West End and on Broadway and Grizabella in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s revival of CATS at the London Palladium.

Her other theatre credits include War of the Worlds Arena Tour, Oliver! at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Les Miserables at the Queens Theatre, We Will Rock You at the Dominion Theatre and My Fair Lady for the National Theatre and in the West End. 

She has also performed on tour and in the UK in The Sound of the Musicals, West End Women and Rent 20th Anniversary Concert. 

With Brian May she completed a UK and European tour of Acoustic by Candlelight.  Her other concert performances include Kerry Ellis Live at the London Palladium, Anthems at the Royal Albert Hall and on Tour, Proms on the Thames with Russell Watson, Halle at Lytham Proms with Michael Ball, Night of 1000 Voices, Chess In Concert and The Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall, Godspell In Concert at Manchester Opera House and BBC Proms In The Park. 

Murder Ballad will run from 29 September 2016 until 3 December 2016 at The Arts Theatre.

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