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Rosie Ashe

Rosie Ashe

Adorable Dora

Wednesday 23 June 2021, 19:00

St Michael and All Angels Church


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West End diva Rosemary Ashe pays tribute to national treasure Dora Bryan, whose showbiz career spanned eight decades! From pantomime to Shakespeare, Carry On films to a BAFTA winning role in A Taste of Honey, she did it all. As well as making millions laugh in sitcoms including Dinner Ladies, AbFab and Last of The Summer Wine, Dora lived a rollercoaster personal life. Expect fun, music & laughter with excerpts from Dora’s best known shows!

'Rosie is a marvellously colourful, sprightly, witty performer.' Petroc Trelawny BBC Radio 3

Written and performed by Rosemary Ashe
Directed by Ben Stock
Musical Director Paul Knight

Rosemary Ashe has appeared in many West End productions including: Carlotta, the Prima Donna in the original cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘The Phantom of The Opera’, Madame Thenardier in ‘Les Miserables’, Cunegonde in ‘Candide’, Widow Corney in ‘Oliver!’, Hortense in ‘The Boyfriend’, Forbidden Broadway,Felicia Gabriel in ‘The Witches of Eastwick’ (for which she was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Supporting Performance in a Musical), Miss Andrew, the nasty nanny in ‘Mary Poppins’, Lottie Grady in ‘When We Are Married’  & Grandma Mole in ‘The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 & ¾’.

Other roles include:  Ethel Merman in ‘Call Me Merman’, (tour), Betty in ‘The Great American Trailer Park Musical’ (Waterloo East Theatre), Miss Bleacher in ‘Crush’ (tour), Kate Hoey MP in ‘Committee’ (Donmar Warehouse), Tonight at 8.30 (Jermyn St Theatre), The Old Lady in ‘Candide’ (Iford & Grange Park Festivals), Mrs Fezziwigg in ‘A Christmas Carol’ (Lyceum Theatre) & Mrs Pearce in ‘My Fair Lady’ at the Teatro Massimo, Palermo.

She has appeared with English National Opera, Opera North, Scottish Opera, Sadlers Wells Opera, Opera Northern Ireland & Carl Rosa in many different roles including Musetta in ‘La Boheme’, Helene in ‘La Belle Helene’, Frasquita in ‘Carmen’ & Despina in ‘Cosi Fan Tutte’ to name but a few.

Television & radio appearances include: Doctors, An Audience With Ronnie Corbett, The House of Eliott, Cosi Fan Tutte, The Beggar’s Opera & Friday Night is Music Night, Songs From the Shows & In Tune.

Rosie can be heard on many cast albums including: The Phantom of the Opera, Kismet, The Boyfriend, The Witches of Eastwick, Oliver! The 10th anniversary concert of Les Miserables & Mary Poppins.

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