Iconic Stars Garland & Minnelli To Be Celebrated

Judy & Liza, the brilliant new musical experience about the most famous mother and daughter team in entertainment history is set to come to Newport Riverfront this February.

Set against a background of photographs and movie clips of the two stars, this production features performances of all of classic songs including Cabaret, Maybe This Time, The Man That Got Away and Garland’s own signature Over The Rainbow.

West End star Emma Dears takes on the role of Liza Minnelli, following a successful UK tour.  She is joined on stage by Helen Sheals (Downton Abbey) as Judy Garland who has just finished playing older Judy in Judy, Judy, Judy at The Leicester Square Theatre.  

The audience is taken on a fascinating journey as we hear the personal stories of two of the world’s most legendary stars of stage and screen and discover the uncanny parallels between their lives and some of their most iconic songs, some of the most beautiful and popular songs of the last eighty years.

Creator and star of the show Emma Dears can’t wait to get the show on the road: “It’s hugely entertaining and the songs such as Maybe This Time, Cabaret and of course Over The Rainbow genuinely speak for themselves. I would think that 90% of them audiences will recognise straight away, but there are few a that some might not be quite so familiar with. I like to think we’ve created a real empathy in the narrative, too, with a lot of passion on show. People will be laughing and crying at times, so it’s a really moving play on all levels; a true rollercoaster.” 

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