‘MAKE IT A DOUBLE’
a late night cabaret fundraising in aid of Swansea Mind
The Garage – Whitez Pool Lounge and Late Night Bar 47 Uplands Crescent, Swansea SA2 0NP Thursday 25th August 10:45pm FEATURING
TAMMY DAVIES and PIPPA WINSLOW
While performing in the UK tour of THE SOUND OF MUSIC at the Swansea Grand Theatre, Tammy Davies and Pippa Winslow double up for a late night cabaret benefiting local charity Swansea Mind. With songs from WICKED, PHANTOM, CITY OF ANGELS and many more, this is an evening not to be missed.
Originally from Wales, Tammy’s varied career has taken her from rock to opera and everything in between. She has backed up artists including Elton John, Brian May and Kerry Ellis at venues such as Wembley Stadium and the Royal Albert Hall as well as toured the UK with the National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company for eight years.
Originally from the US, Pippa has toured with THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA as well as created the role of the Thought Girl in the Off-Broadway musical OPAL. She has appeared in West End plays STRANGERS ON A TRAIN at the Gielgud and OTHER DESERT CITIES at the Old Vic as well as playing Carlotta in the UK premiere production of Yeston/Kopit’s PHANTOM. She also has appeared in many film and TV projects including the Sky1’s quirky comedy YOU, ME AND THE APOCALYPSE.
Tammy and Pippa met while touring with THE SOUND OF MUSIC and their love of cabaret performing has led them to teaming up for this evening of comedy and musical gems. Both have extensive solo cabaret experience, more than 15 years between them, in London and throughout the UK, and look forward bringing this brilliant variety of duets to their new show.
Pippa stated “It’s thrilling singing with someone who’s voice is such a perfect fit for mine. We’re pushing the envelope on some of our song selections and I know audiences are going to get a kick out of our choices.” “We hope it’s not entirely what you might expect from two musical theatre geeks,” Tammy added.
10% of profits will go to Swansea Mind and there will be additional opportunities to donate on the evening. Swansea Mind is a registered charity that works with, and for, people who experience mental health problems. As well as providing open drop-in
sessions for anyone in need of emotional support, they also run specialist support groups and speak to people on a one-to-one basis for more tailored support. All funds raised in aid of Swansea Mind helps makes this work possible and helps us keep their services accessible for people on no or low incomes. Registered charity in England and Wales (226732).
The Garage is part of Whitez Pool Lounge and Late Night Bar and is Swansea’s finest, most intimate live music venue. With great music ranging from local favourites to international superstars we take great pride in bringing you the finest live music Swansea has to offer, alongside some great drinks deals we truly do have something for everyone. Past acts include: Pete Doherty (the Libertines/Babyshambles), Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Goldie Lookin’ Chain, Terry Hall (The Specials), Scratch Perverts and many, many more.
I thought that this sounded like a winning formula, so I decided to catch up with these two lovely ladies to find out more about their new show.
Thank you so much for talking to Break A Leg, ladies, so tell me about the show and where the idea originated from.
We were in Blackpool with The Sound of Music at the Winter Gardens and we went out to watch a wonderful cabaret at the legendary ‘Funny Girls’ and thought how fun it would be to put one of our own together.
What can the audience expect from the production?
An evening of comedy and music, some songs very recognisable, some not, and stories about our lives as actresses.
Is this a style of show you’ve done before? For you, personally, how does it compare to being part of a show like The Sound of Music?
Pippa – I have done two different duet cabarets in the last year and a half, but both were with men. This is a chance to sing with a woman who makes me laugh every day at work and who’s voice blends perfectly with mine.
Tammy – I was just bored.
Is this a show that you hope to turn into a tour?
Absolutely. We already are looking for a venue in Guildford for the week our tour is in Wimbledon because that’s my home town and all my friends have asked to see it. After that, there are so many brilliant fringe festivals that this would be perfect for – Brighton, London, Edinburgh. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for news of future bookings.
Finally, what would you say to encourage people to come?
For a fun evening with a couple of semi-bonkers musical theatre geeks this can’t be beat.
I’m sold, I don’t know about you lot out there? All the details you need to book tickets are below and thanks to this wonderful duo for a great interview.
Ticket Booking Information Tickets can be booked for ‘Make it a Double’ at: Ticketsource Box Office online https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/EHGFKJ Or on the door
Performance Time and Ticket Prices: Thursday 25th August at 10:45pm Tickets £5 in advance or on the door
Photo Credits: Kate Scott