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Denise Nolan takes on Judy Garland in a new show coming to the Towngate

23rd January 2020
Posted by Johnny Jenkins

Few names in the world of entertainment deserve the title legend, Judy Garland is one of those names. Garlands illustrious career saw her star in some of the most iconic films of all time including The Wizard of Oz, Meet Me in St. Louis and the original A Star is Born. Red Entertainment, producers of the recent Hormonal Housewives tour have confirmed they will be touring The Music of Judy Garland starring Nolan Sister and West End leading lady Denise Nolan in early 2020.

Denise shot to fame with her sisters as part of the original line up of The Nolan Sister’s making regular TV appearances on The Two Ronnies and The Cliff Richard show making household names of Anne, Linda, Maureen, Bernie, Colleen and of course Denise. The Nolan Sisters have remained at the forefront of showbusiness for over 40 years with Denise making the jump to solo artist performing her cabaret all over the world at some of the most prestigious venues across the globe. Denise has also had an accomplished theatrical career, headlining for several years the West End production of Blood Brothers earning many plaudits and rave reviews for her portrayal of Mrs Johnstone.

The Music of Judy Garland features a live 7 piece band led by West End Musical Director Dave Bintley. For an evening of remarkable music including ‘The Man That Got Away’, ‘Stormy Weather’, ‘Zing Went The Strings’, and the timeless classic ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’ this show is a must see! With anecdotes about Garland’s life and comparisons to Nolan’s own career which includes performing alongside the late great Frank Sinatra, The Music of Judy Garland gives a vehicle for Nolan to bring her own vibrant style and world class vocals to classic Garland hits.

This show is not an imitation of Garland, Denise says; 

“I could never do an impression of Judy as I don’t believe I could sing with someone else’s heart. The arrangements are Judy’s, the emotions are mine, any similarity is purely coincidental.”

The Music of Judy Garland is at the Towngate Theatre on Tuesday 25th February. Tickets available here.