Comparing Notes with Emma Williams

In Conversation and Song with Edward Seckerson

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Last Show: Sunday 15 th October 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.

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Emma made her West End debut as Truly Scrumptious in the original cast of 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' (Palladium), winning the Arts Correspondents Award for Best Newcomer. In 2017 Emma received her fourth Olivier Award nomination and won the Whatsonstage Award, for her portrayal of Helen Walsingham in 'Half A Sixpence' (Noël Coward), with previous nominations for Maureen in 'Mrs Henderson Presents' (Noel Coward Theatre), Luisa in 'Zorro' (Garrick Theatre) and Jenny in 'Love Story' (Chichester/Duchess).

Other theatre credits include: Betty Haynes in 'White Christmas' (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Rebecca/Angela in 'Elegies for Angels', 'Punks and Raging Queens' (Criterion Theatre), Annie Oakley in 'Annie Get Your Gun' (UK Tour) [Manchester Theatre Award Nomination], 'A Spoonful of Sherman' (St James Studio), Susan in 'Desperately Seeking Susan' (Novello), Johanna in 'Sweeney Todd' (Royal Festival Hall), Christine Keeler in 'A Model Girl' (Greenwich), Kat in 'Tomorrow Morning' (New End), Fran Kubelik in 'Promises, Promises' (Sheffield Crucible), Ellie Brookes in 'Sex, Chips & Rock 'n' Roll' (Manchester Royal Exchange) and Shelley Parker in 'Bat Boy' (West Yorkshire Playhouse and Shaftesbury) amongst others.

Television includes lead roles in 'Casualty', 'Bleak House', 'The Story of Music', 'Doctors', 'Marple: The Body in the Library', 'Heartbeat', 'Where the Heart Is', 'Four Fathers', and most recently 'Silent Witness'. Emma also appears in ad campaigns for 'Leo Vegas' and 'Save The Children’s Christmas Jumper Day'.

Films include lead roles in 'First Night' with Richard E. Grant, Steve Coogan’s 'The Parole Officer', 'Understanding' and 'The Hazard Dome'.

Radio includes 'Sunset Boulevard' and 'Friday Night is Music Night'.

Emma has also performed extensively in concerts and workshops, and made her debut in 2017 with the Hallé Orchestra.

Emma trained with Michael Hampshire, Sandra Whiteley and at Valerie Jackson’s Stage 84 – The Yorkshire School of Performing Arts, of where she is now a patron. She is also a member of The Theatrical Guild charity.