Get involved: Send pictures, video, news and views - text NEWS SHOPPER to 80360 or email us
Billie Holiday musical heading to Bromley
THE EXTRAORDINARY and tragically short life of Billie Holiday will be brought to life on stage at The Churchill.
Multi-talented singer, actress and writer Nina Kristofferson’s Billie Holiday Story comes to Bromley on April 8 as part of a UK tour which follows a sell-out season at London’s Charing Cross Theatre.
It’s a engaging and emotive look at the jazz legend’s eventful life, featuring her greatest songs and a jazz band backing.
Nina, from Birmingham, debuted the show at the Edinburgh Festival in 2011 and still remembers the first time she heard the singer’s distinctive voice.
She said: “I first heard Billie Holiday on the radio when I was very young and immediately fell in love with the song ‘God Bless the Child’. I remember singing along with her using my hairbrush for a mic.”
As she got older, her appreciation grew and it was an obvious choice when she was looking for inspiration for a show.
Nina said: “I wanted to nurture and bring forth someone who was iconic and who had a great story to tell.
“Reading about Billie Holiday’s life, realising what she went through and what she achieved with her music, it’s totally inspiring and if I could have an inch of her career I’d be laughing.”
Tickets cost £26.90 to £39.90 at atgtickets.com/Bromley or on 0844 8717627.
- Review: Tonight's the Night, the Rod Stewart musical in Bromley
- Thamesmead actor talks appearing with music icon Goldie in Kingston 14
- Penge fringe theatre celebrates first anniversary with Macbeth
- Breathing not taken for granted by internationally-renowned choreographer in Deptford
- Schoolboys from Sydenham and Beckenham star in West End
Comments are closed on this article.