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Actual life couple Tony award successful Frances Ruffelle and main West Finish star Norman Bowman premiered their model new cabaret, Frankie & Beausy, at 54 Beneath Friday evening to a packed home. The present titled Frankie and Beausy, tells of a pair who met at a prepare station in Scotland 26 years in the past on Valentine’s Day, she a Broadway performer and Edinburgh Competition survivor and he a shy musical theatre lover from Scotland.

They inform their love story beginning within the Highlands to Hollywood, Songs from Brigadoon to Broadway, Scotland to Sondheim, humorously rejoice the ups and downs of imperfect relationships.

Frances Ruffelle

Norman Bowman,and Norman Bowman

Among the finest issues about watching Ms. Ruffelle (Frankie) is her wonderful capacity to take us on a journey of the soul. She is attractive, actual and is one terrific actress. She has boundless vitality and Mr. Bowman (Beausy), is her excellent counterpart. I had by no means heard of him earlier than this present and he’s undoubtedly somebody to look at.

Frances Ruffelle

Norman Bowman

Frankie’s raspy, passionate voice is stuffed with coronary heart. Her voice is pure and realizing on The Sound of Music’s “One thing Good,” and passionate and longing on “The Man That Obtained Away”. Ms. Ruffelle originated the position of Eponine in Les Misérables in London and on Broadway, successful the coveted Tony® Award and she or he very a lot is aware of that her viewers loves her singing that well-known tune and with a guitar she performs it to a tee. Frances has carried out in lots of musicals and performs, together with as Roxie in Chicago, Queenie in The Wild Social gathering, and Piaf in Pam Gem’s Piaf. Frances can be a recording artist, composer, and author.

Frances Ruffelle

Frances Ruffelle

Mr. Bowman (Beausy) wealthy, lush, heat voice has you desirous to know what else he has performed. His spectacular vocal vary and his chemistry with Ruffelle is so complimentary, particularly on the patter and the duets. I beloved their rendition of “The Little Issues You Do Collectively,” “Nation Home” and “One among a Form”. He wows as he lays throughout the piano to sing “Pleased To Preserve Her Dinner Heat,” sings a plaintive “Uncommon Manner” and breaks our hearts with A Home is Not a Dwelling’. Having simply completed showing as Sam in Mamma Mia! within the West Finish and simply completed filming the position of Sir William Herbert in characteristic movie Firebrand alongside Jude Legislation’s Henry VIII, right here’s hoping he lands in a task on Broadway. Different main roles embrace Marius in Les Misérables, which is how he met Frankie, Danny in Grease, Munkustrap in Cats, and Sky in Guys and Dolls.

Norman Bowman

Frances Ruffelle and Norman Bowman

This present created and staged by Ruffelle and Bowman, is a spectacular night of theatre, music and leisure. This present is satisfying.in each means.

Frances Ruffelle and Norman Bowman

The route by Paul Baker, musical route and preparations by Ryan McKenzie, and extra musical preparations by David Barber are so nicely performed you would like somebody would rent this staff to do a musical on Broadway.

Frances Ruffelle and Norman Bowman

Frances Ruffelle and Norman Bowman have the “it issue” in spades and an ease to their supply which has humor, heat  and an ideal mix of individuality. After seeing this present you would like for this relationship to go “500 Miles.”

You’ll be able to catch this wonderful duo at The Loopy Coqs in London subsequent.


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