Celebrating A Theatre Legend With ‘Looking For Lansbury’ Tour September 5th – December 5th

We all know her as star of stage and screen from Auntie Mame to Murder She Wrote but who is Angela Lansbury?

She was a wartime evacuee aged nine, cabaret star at 17, MGM contract player before she was 20, three-­‐time Oscar nominee, star of musical theatre, serious drama and TV, granddaughter of one-­‐time Labour leader George Lansbury and daughter of West End beauty Moyna Magill; Dame Angela Lansbury has had a glittering career.

Along the way there have been knockbacks and disappointments but through it all she has returned, supplementing her natural talent with resilience, determination and sheer hard graft.

Celebrated chanteuse and mistress of dramatic cabaret, Fiona-­Jane Weston looks into the life of this true showbiz legend and, through songs and words and a little help from the Jessica Fletcher Appreciation Society, tries to understand the events and influences from the past which have created the actress we all love today. Weston sings well-­‐known classics from Mame, Dear World, Gypsy, and Sweeney Todd, along with freshly-­‐revived Jazz and country numbers.

Playing in London on Angela Lansbury’s actual 90th birthday, Looking for Lansbury strips back the covers and pays tribute to this remarkable woman. With a career dating back to the 1940s, Lansbury is an icon with a truly universal appeal, admired for her Hollywood films and musicals and the much-­‐loved classic Bedknobs and Broomsticks.

Fiona-­Jane Weston comments,

‘There are lots of similarities between me and Angela; we are both English and, like her, I also use song as a vehicle to tell stories and explore the emotions and motivations of a character. Doing a one-­‐woman show about her gives me a great excuse to cover some terrific material.

Hers is a fascinating untold story, not only her own incredibly varied and extensive career, but the influences in her formative years by both her actress mother, and her politician grandfather George Lansbury, who was imprisoned for his support of the Suffragettes!’

TOUR DATES

5th September

The Fisher Theatre, 7.30pm
10 Broad St, Bungay, Suffolk, NR35 1EE

20th September

Sarah Thorne Theatre, 7.00pm
St Peter’s Road, Broadstairs ,CT10 2JW

16th October

St. James Theatre, 8.00pm
12 Palace Street, London, SW1E 5JA

17th October

St. James Theatre, 8.00pm
12 Palace Street, London, SW1E 5JA

26th November

Square Chapel Arts, 8.00pm
10 Square Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 1QG

5th December

The Playhouse Theatre, 7.45pm
47-­‐53 Bath Road, Cheltenham, GL53 7HG