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Sing Happy

Show Details

Presented by Kate Dimbleby

Performance date and time
Saturday, 11th May 2019
7:30 PM

A cabaret artist at the top of her game, Kate (daughter of broadcasting icon David) Dimbleby's acclaimed one-woman a cappella show is an enthralling, 'life affirming, must-see show' (Sunday Times).

Weaving her stunning, pure velvet voice, magnetic stage presence and self-deprecating humour into the story of how 'she found her own voice', this uplifting evening captivates, guaranteeing a good time. _________________________________________________________________

A lively, engaging and accessible one-woman music show from Kate Dimbleby, talented daughter of David Dimbleby (BBC One 'Question Time' chair).

A 'gracious and grounded' (Simon Callow) performer 'at the top of her game' (BBC Radio 6 Music), this interactive and inspiring show showcases Kate's world-class voice and weaves together stunning multi-layered a capella performances to tell a personal story about finding her own voice through singing the stories of others. Half way between pop and spirituals, the riveting songs serve to inspire others to also express themselves. An uplifting, energizing and unique evening, suitable for all ages.

'Life affirming… a must-see show.' Sunday Times

Kate Dimbleby started her singing career over 20 years ago performing the life stories and songs of other women (Peggy Lee, Bessie Smith and Dory Previn). Her critically acclaimed live shows ('Who is Dory Previn?', 'I'm a Woman', 'Music to Watch Boys By' and 'Fever! The Making of Peggy Lee') became trademarks for a unique blend of singing, storytelling and entertainment. Now she has stepped out of their shadows and finds her own voice.

'[Sing Happy] is about the voices we keep locked up inside. About the need for connection - right here, right now. And if it goes 'wrong', so what? I've realised that the place where things go wrong is where we find the magic.' Kate Dimbleby

Originally directed by Kate Carmichael of Theatre Damfino as 'Songbirds' to accompany the critically-acclaimed album and redirected by award-winning comedy director Cal McCrystal (Giffords Circus, National Theatre, Cirque du Soleil).

Previously toured under the title 'Songbirds'.

★★★★ 'Riverting.' Mail On Sunday

★★★★ 'One of the most versatile singers on the jazz/blues circuit.' The Times

'An extraordinary voice.' The Telegraph

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Running time
80 min + interval

Audience Type

Age Range

Ticket Prices
£11.00 Standard / £8.00 Under 16

Other Ticket Information
Doors open 7pm.

Main Box Office Telephone Number
01283 732450

Available From
Tickets from Alyson on 01283 732450 or Vivien on 07999 817 759 or email

Additional Information
Licenced bar from 7pm.

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This performance is supported by:

Arts Council, England

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