What Would Julie Do? Live

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Last Show: Sunday 5 th August 2018

The Pheasantry (Chelsea)

‘What Would Julie Do?’ host and blogger, Rosie Williamson returns to the Pheasantry for another evening of musical theatre therapy. West End leading lady, Lara Denning (Ruthless, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, Matilda) joins Rosie and emerging Musical Theatre artists to perform much loved show tunes, new musical theatre numbers and modern twists on Julie Andrews’ classics. They will share ideas about how to solve problems (like Maria), find the fun (until even the dullest job is a game), and tell you about a few of their favourite things.

“What Would Julie Do? Live” aims to entertain as well as raise awareness about the importance of good mental health and wellbeing. There will be a retiring collection for “Cancer Research UK” and and 10% of profits will be donated to the charity.

Photo by Debbie Castro 

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“Rosie Williamson creates a wonderfully pleasant evening…No two shows are the same, performing different material each time with reworked lyrics for topical or comedic value…A hugely funny ‘How Do You Solve a Problem Like Self-loathing’ was also worked into the set with all three [performers] singing in harmony and taking solo lines, – the audience, meanwhile, was in stitches.” - Musical Theatre Review

“If you’re looking for some self-help and positivity in your life, look no further than to this cabaret gem.” - West End Wilma

Lara Denning

Lara trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, London.
She is currently starring in Ruthless The Musical (Arts Theatre, West End) as Louise/Eve. 

Theatre credits include: Mrs Cratchit in Scrooge The Musical (Curve Theatre), Doreen/Miss Elf in The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ (Menier Chocolate Factory), Groundhog Day (Workshop), Mrs Bucket in Charlie & The Chocolate Factory (West End), Miss Honey in MATILDA (West End), Voice Of Jane in Channel 4’s Toast of London, Queen Rat in Dick Whittington (Bristol Hippodrome), The Rocky Horror Show (European Tour), 

Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance (UK Tour), Tap Dance Fever (UK Tour & Niagara Falls), Humbug(Workshop), All the Fun of the Fair (UK Tour), You Don’t Bring Me Flowers (UK Tour), Dirty Dancing in Concert (UK Tour), Can Can (Sadlers Wells, London)  & Grease(Cyprus)

A few of her favourite things: dogs, double deckers, shoes, books, TV, pancakes.

 Rosie Williamson

Singer and Actress, Rosie Williamson has long been compared to Mary Poppins, but outward appearances can be deceiving: She is, like most of us, far from practically perfect in every way. Rosie often takes hypothetical advice from the guru of musical theatre perfection, the superstar, the legend that is…Dame Julie Andrews. Whenever she is in a stew, she asks: “What Would Julie Do?”
Rosie founded her blog “What Would Julie Do? A Practically Perfect Guide to Living” in 2016; combining her passions of musical theatre, self-help and good humour, she shares her musings on living a happier, healthier life; inspired by Julie and other favourite things.

Join Rosie and friends for “What Would Julie Do? Live”, an evening of song, performed by rising and current musical theatre stars. They share stories and explain how show tunes can help make sense of our crazy lives. It promises to be a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious evening of musical theatre treats.


Band Lineup

Rosie Williamson (Host/Singer)

Lara Denning (Headliner)

Elise Allanson, Lucy Clough, Rebecca Ridout, Joanna Thorne (Singers)

Matthew Samer (Piano/Musical Director)