Comparing Notes with Sharon D. Clarke

in Conversation and Song with Edward Seckerson

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Last Show: Sunday 10 th December 2017

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

Comparing Notes brings stars of the West End and Broadway to PizzaExpress Live Holborn. In a lively and informal mix of performance and conversation host Edward Seckerson will be getting up close and personal with these musical theatre luminaries, exploring the stories behind the songs and the personalities behind the artistry.

Sharon D Clarke’s theatre credits include the title role in Caroline, Or Change (Chichester); The Life (Southwark Playhouse); Pigs And Dogs (Royal Court); the title role in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (National Theatre); A Wolf In Snakeskin Shoes (Tricycle); Mother in Everyman (National); Nurse in Romeo & Juliet (Rose Theatre, Kingston); Porgy & Bess (Regents Park); Medea (Young Vic); Odessa in Amen Corner (National; Olivier Award Winner); Oda Mae Brown in Ghost (Piccadilly; Olivier Award Nominee); Hairspray (Shaftesbury); Vagina Monologues (UK tour); Chicago (Adelphi); Killer Queen in We Will Rock You (Dominion, Olivier Award Nominee and What’s On Stage Winner); The Lion King (Lyceum); Rent (Shaftesbury); Guys and Dolls (National); Mama I Want To Sing (Cambridge); Once On This Island (Birmingham Rep/Peacock; Olivier Award Nominee); Little Shop of Horrors (Leicester Haymarket); and Sleeping Beauty (Hackney Empire).

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"The powerhouse delivery of Sharon D Clarke in the central role of Ma Rainey is exhilarating"

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Her television credits include Doctors, Silent Witness, Unforgotten, Death In Paradise, New Tricks, Psychobitches, Justin's House, Eastenders, The Shadow Line, The Bill, Last Choir Standing, Boo!, Holby City (series regular), The Crust, Waking The Dead, Between The Lines, Children's Ward, and The Singing Detective. Her film credits include Tau, Sugarhouse, Secret Society, Beautiful People, Broken Glass, and Tumble Down.

She has appeared as guest artist on Friday Night is Music Night with the BBC Concert Orchestra on BBC Radio 2 many times, on the Ian Fleming James Bond tribute, and Celebration of Laughter with Ken Dodd, both at The Palladium London, and with her choir at The Royal Festival Hall as part of the WOW Festival. She also achieved chart success with the FPI Project's remake of Going Back to My Roots, Happiness with Serious Rope, and as Nomad with the singles (I Wanna Give You) Devotion and Just a Groove. She was part of the female vocal group Sixchix, formed for the Eurovision Song Contest 2000. Her latest solo cabaret show, Gotta Sing My Song, with West End musical director Mark Dickman, premiered at St James’ Theatre, and has gone on to play at The Pheasantry, The Hideaway, The Orange Tree and The Hippodrome.

This year she was awarded an MBE in The Queen's New Year’s Honours List for Services to Drama.