Issy van Randwyck

'Close To You'

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Last Show: Wednesday 7 th November 2018

The Pheasantry (Chelsea)

A spellbinding musical journey illuminating the lives and work of the legendary trail blazing women - Billie Holiday, Marilyn Monroe, Patsy Cline,  Janis Joplin, Mama Cass, Karen Carpenter and Dusty Springfield – the diva’s who died too young. With Musical Director Michael Haslam.

"80 Spellbinding minutes" ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Musical Theatre Review

"One of the fizziest talents in British Showbiz … the singing is golden." - Charles Spencer (Daily Telegraph)

Issy van Randwyck 
Issy is a triple Olivier Award Nominee. Recent theatre work includes Anything That Flies (Jermyn Street Theatre); Closer Than Ever (Offie Award Nomination) and Raving (Hampstead Theatre). TV/Film includes Partners in Crime (BBC), Christopher and his Kind (BBC) and the Danish Girl. Many recordings including It’s Oh So Issy and The Glory of Gershwin (Mercury Records) with Larry Adler produced by George Martin.

Michael Haslam (Musical Director)
Michael Haslam won a scholarship to read music at Christ Church, Oxford University and continued his studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he became Professor of Ensemble Singing.
For the Royal National Theatre Michael has been Musical Director for Play Without Words (Olivier Award for Best Entertainment), Honk! The Ugly Duckling (Olivier Award for Best New Musical), The Wind In The Willows, The Rose Tattoo, Les Parents Terribles and The Children’s Hour.
He also conducted performances of Sunday In The Park With George, Sweeney Todd and The Resistible Rise Of Arturo Ui. For the Donmar: Good, Habeas Corpus and Into The Woods. In the West End he has been Musical Director for La Cage Aux Folles, Stephen Fry’s Cinderella at the Old Vic, La Cava, Side By Side By Sondheim, The Sneeze, Mr. & Mrs. Nobody, New Edna—The Spectacle, Maureen Lipman’s Live & Kidding and Maria Friedman’s one woman show By Extra Special Arrangement (Olivier Award for Best Entertainment).
He also conducted the orchestra on Maria Friedman’s debut solo album. He was Assistant Musical Director on The Producers at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. Michael was Musical Director for Will Tuckett’s Pleasure’s Progress at the Royal Opera House Linbury Studio. The Secret Gardenin Edinburgh Festival Theatre and the Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto and Gypsy at Curve, Leicester.
He has been Musical Director for four Sondheim musicals at RADA, Betty Blue Eyes and The Concrete Jungle at ArtsEd and Production Musical Director for the UK tour of High Society.

Issy van Randwyck (vocals)

Michael Haslam (Musical Director)