Melissa Cavanagh 'Leading Ladies'

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Last Show: Sunday 7 th July 2019

The Pheasantry (Chelsea)

Melissa first burst on to our television screens when she was a contestant on The Voice UK (BBC) after Boy George picked her to be one of the twelve artists on his team. She now returns to The Pheasantry alongside musical director Tim Whiting (currently Fame, UK tour), Chelsea Halfpenny (BBC's Casualty / ITV's Emmerdale) and Filla Crack (Drag Queen) bring you an evening of Musical Theatre, Pop & Comedy from our favourite leading ladies. Come join Melissa and her very special guests for an evening full of powerhouse vocals, songs to sing along to and plenty of laughs thrown in for good measure!

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"I love watching Melissa perform, she always pours her heart and soul into a song and it always shows. She's witty, charming and down right hilarious too, can't wait to see what the future holds for her."

Jai McDowall (Britain's Got Talent Winner 2011)

Tim Whiting

Tim Whiting's previous credits as Musical Director: ‘Evita’ (UK and International Tours), ‘Cabaret’ (UK Tour), ‘La Cage Aux Folles’ (UK Tour), ‘Ghost’ (UK Tour), ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ (UK & International Tours), ‘The Sound of Music’ (UK Tour), ‘Starlight Express’ (UK & International Tours), ‘Blood Brothers’ (UK Tour), ‘Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ (UK Tour), ‘Drowsy Chaperone’ (London), ‘Chicago’ (AAC), ‘The King & I’ (with BBC NOW), ‘Sweeney Todd’ (UK Tour), ‘Flora the Red Menace’ (GSA), ‘Carousel’ (GSA) and various pantomimes including ‘Dick Whittington’ starring Barbara Windsor. As Associate/Assistant Musical Director: ‘9 to 5’ (UK Tour), ‘Evita’ (West End), ‘Quadrophenia’ (UK Tour), ‘Godspell’ (UK Tour), ‘Waiting for the Dawn’ (Arts Theatre, West End) and ‘Britain’s Got Bhangra’ (UK Tour).   

Tim is also an accomplished vocal coach and alongside various research projects, has recently completed a Postgraduate Degree in Vocal Pedagogy. He currently coaches performers, singers, teachers and public speakers and holds an Associate Tutor position at the University of Surrey (GSA). Additionally, Tim is a qualified Sports and Deep Tissue Massage therapist, specialising in the rehabilitation of performers.

Chelsea Halfpenny

Chelsea Halfpenny is a London based actress, and staying true to her Geordie roots; started her career in ‘Byker Grove’ at the age of 10. She is also known for her roles as ‘Amy Wyatt’ in ITV’s Emmerdale, and ‘Alicia Munroe’ in BBC’s Casualty. Chelsea loves to sing, and has performed as prestigious venues such as Newcastle City Hall, Metro Radio Arena, and the Royal Albert Hall.

Band Lineup

Melissa Cavanagh (vocalist / Host)

Tim Whiting (Musical Director / piano)

Chelsea Halfpenny (Vocalist - Special Guest)

Filla Crack - (Drag Queen - Special guest)