Church Stretton Arts Festival, Shropshire.
Wednesday 1 August Church Stretton Arts Festival
Thursday 8 November 8pm Redbridge Drama Centre, Churchfields, London E18 2RB
Should you wish to discuss booking a performance of Kathleen Ferrier Whattalife!
please contact Penny Mayes firstname.lastname@example.org
Also touring in 2018 Ethel Smyth: Grasp the Nettle www.ethelsmyth.com
Past Performances 2017
3 December Corn Exchange, Dorset.
26 October Selwood Manor, FROME Somerset “Lucy really fired up our audience and I don’t think they’ll forgive us if we don’t have her back!” Morag Mclaren
Isle of Wight
27 October Quay Arts, Sea Street, Newport Harbour, Isle of Wight “Thank you, we’ve had such great feedback!” Quay Arts
21 October Holy Trinity Church, Bengeo “Unforgettable tour de force last night at Holy Trinity…two artists of lustrous distinction performing for us. Neil Dewhurst
8 July Woodside Hall, Hertfordshire. “WhattaTribute – really appreciated the research and musicianship required for Whattalife! We look forward to Ethel Smyth.” Duncan E. McColl
26 June Masonic Hall, Cambridge. “What a wonderful, warm, funny, moving and totally captivating performance from Lucy and Liz. Everyone was transfixed and loved it.” Gill Offley Cambridge Federation of Women’s Institutes
21 May The Sandstone Ridge Festival.
16th March Hillside Barn, Rottingdean Music Festival. “It was a tour de force and held everyone’s attention from start to finish…your singing and Elizabeth’s playing were superb!” Dr Roy Wales, Rottingdean Music Festival.
5 December The Fan Museum, Greenwich.
‘Lucy – your personification of Kathleen Ferrier was truly scintillating!’
Jacob Moss, Curator, The Fan Museum.
17 November Wingates Village Institute, Northumberland
18 November Wreay Village Hall, Carlisle, Cumbria
19 November St Thomas Church Hall, Stanhope, County Durham
20 November Whorlton Village Hall,Barnard Castle, County Durham
‘What a lovely show, a wonderful voice and a great night out in Wingates. The audience response was terrific and the promoter said ‘It was a tremendous concert last night. One if the very best we’ve had out of the Highlights programme’
Esther Hingle Highlights Rural Touring Scheme, Northumberland.
30 September Milton Court Concert Hall, Barbican.
four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ Lucy Stevens as Ferrier, capturing the singer’s radiant personality most winningly… always at home in the Ferrier songbook, the warmth in her own voice, matching to a large degree Ferrier’s own contralto, causes a frisson in the audience.
Adrian Edwards Musical Theatre Review
15th September South Cambs NADFAS
“I have never before, and expect never again, to see our members so moved and appreciative…
way beyond outstanding, for some of us a lifetime experience”. Nick Barnes Chairman & Programme Secretary
Cumbria “Thank you for a wonderful evening. It sparkled with your talent and your deep understanding of your subject. We laughed and we were moved as you thrilled us with your singing. Unforgettable” Audience member
Thursday 26 May Allhallows Community Centre, Fletchertown.
Friday 27 May Solway Community College, Silloth.
West Yorkshire Tour “A superb performance, ‘spot on’, we would highly recommend this show to anyone who enjoys good singing, acting and a well told life story with a performer whose ability to use her voice to show so large a range of emotions, made the story so real” Cllr. Ian Blackburn Mayor of Goole
28th April Goole Arts Centre
29th April Helmsley Arts Centre
30th April Otley Courthouse
22 April Cambridge Stapleford Granary, “Any singer to take on this task is either delusional or superbly gifted, Lucy Stevens is the latter, with a voice of this calibre, it would be easy for a singer to indulge, but Whattalife! is a seamless balance of speech and music” Jane Bower localsecrets.com
North East Touring (NEAT) Aberdeenshire
11 March Fraserburgh
12 March Portsoy
13 March Newton Dee Village Camphill Community
Arts Out West Tour “What a fabulous evening we had at Loweswater last night. Lucy is fantastic! I have never heard such a wonderful sound in our hall before. Never mind Whatalife! Whatavoice!” Penny Leck
15 October The Kirkgate Centre
16 October Loweswater Village Hall
17 October The Hill Village Hall, Millom
18 October Culterham Hall, Mawbray “if that’s the quality of work that ‘Arts out West’ can provide – we’ll have more of it!” Joe Armstrong, Mawbray committee.
14 June Lauderdale House, London.“…the audience rides an emotional roller-coaster from laughter to tears it received a spontaneous standing ovation.” Christopher Fifield, Conductor & Music Historian.
11th June – Fundraising event for the UCLH Cancer Fund National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London. “A brilliant evening, much humour, wonderful singing and yet so sad & poignant.” Kath Hopcroft, Kathleen Ferrier Society.
6th May The Stables, Milton Keynes.
2nd May The Forester Arms, Colchester.“I couldn’t put a cigarette paper between you and Kathleen.” Audience member.
25th April The France Lynch Church Rooms, Chalford Hill, Stroud.“A delightful performance that truly captures the essence of Kathleen Ferrier. Perfect for rural touring.” Ed O’Driscoll, Director, Air in G. ”Whattalife! wowed us from the moment Lucy walked on stage” Aubrey Watson, Air in G Promoter
4 February The Chapel in Guy’s Hospital, London – Breathe’s ‘World Cancer Awareness Day’