About Beverley Knight
Beverley Knight will appear in Sylvia a new musical celebrating Britain’s Suffragette movement. Directed and choreographed by Kate Prince, Sylvia combines dance, hip hop, soul and funk.
Often referred to as the Queen of British Soul, as a singer, songwriter and record producer Beverley Knight has been one of the UK’s most consistent artists since the release of her debut album in 1995.
She has old over a million albums in the UK, scored several top 10’s and four gold certified albums as well as the platinum selling Voice: The Best Of Beverley Knight.
Knight has won three MOBO Awards, an Outstanding Achievement Award at the Urban Music Awards, been three times nominated for Best Female at the Brit Awards and twice nominated for the prestigious Mercury Music Prize.
She has presented four series of Radio 2 show Beverley’s Gospel Nights and appeared in two series of hit BBC1 show Just The Two Of Us as well as appearing on stage with the likes of Prince, Stevie Wonder and Take That.
Beverley Knight’s previous theatre roles
Since making her West End debut in The Bodyguard at the Adelphi Theatre in 2013, Knight has consolidated her musical theatre success with leading roles in Memphis The Musical opposite Killian Donnelly and Matt Cardel and a defining performance as Grizabella in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s recent production of CATS at the London Palladium.
What role does Beverley Knight play?
Beverley plays Emmeline Pankhurst – political activist, leader of the British suffragette movement and mother of Sylvia Pankhurst.
What is Sylvia about?
Sylvia is a new musical celebrating the life of Sylvia Pankhurst, her pivotal role in the campaign for women’s rights and the price of the passion and politics that tore her family apart.
Sylvia runs from 1 September 2018 until 22 September 2018 at the Old Vic Theatre.