Gareth Valentine’s ‘Tales of a Musical Director’ to star Janie Dee, Haydn Gwynne, Joanna Riding

West End musical director Gareth Valentine is returning to Crazy Coqs at Brasserie Zedel in April.

In his ‘Tales of a Musical Director’ series of concerts, this round will seen him perform over 3 nights, with 3 very special guests.

Also, three fabulous musicals stars will join Gareth for the new season: two-time Olivier Award winner Janie Dee will perform on 10 April 2023; BAFTA nominated, Tony Award and US Drama Critic winner Haydn Gwynne on 11 April 2023; and two-time Olivier Award winner Joanna Riding on 12 April 2023.

Haydn Gwynne is currently starring in The Great British Bake Off Musical at the Noel Coward Theatre until 13 May 2023.

Janie Dee and Joanna Riding are both set to star in Cameron Mackintosh’s forthcoming new tribute to legendary composer Stephen Sondheim, with Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends playing the Gielgud Theatre from 16 September 2023 to 6 January 2024.

Renowned musical director, conductor and raconteur Gareth Valentine played two sold out performances of his Tales of a Musical Director at Crazy Coqs in 2022. 

In the show, Gareth offers an evening of music, reflections and anecdotes from his humble Welsh beginnings to his 40 year career in theatre and showbusiness.

From Kander and Ebb to Stephen Sondheim, Roger Moore to Ian McKellen, Chita Rivera to Judi Dench, Trevor Nunn, Hal Prince, Gillian Lynne, Stephen Schwartz to the incomparable Miriam Margolyes, he has collaborated with everyone! 

Described as ‘Mr Music‘ by Victoria Wood, Gareth weaves personal reflections at the piano, including some self-penned compositions especially composed for the evening, with his special guests performing songs along the way.

The show has been written and devised for Crazy Coqs by Gareth Valentine and Conor Sheridan

Book tickets to Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends at the Sondheim Theatre in London

Book tickets to The Great British Bake Off Musical at the Noel Coward Theatre in London

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📷 Main photo: Gareth Valentine's ‘Tales of a Musical Director’ with Janie Dee, Haydn Gwynne and Joanna Riding

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