According to her official blog, stage star Caroline O'Connor will return Leicester Curve Theatre in November to star in Hello, Dolly! as the title role. O'Connor will reunite with Curve's Artistic Director Paul Kerryson (Director) for the season.
Tickets are now on sale for November 30 - January 12.
For tickets, visit: http://www.curveonline.co.uk
In 2003 O'Connor made her Broadway debut as Velma Kelly in Chicago. Her West End theatre performances include Mabel in Mack & Mabel for which she received an Olivier nomination for Best Actress in a Musical. O'Connor was a member of the original 1986 revival cast of Me and My Girl at the Adelphi Theatre. O'Connor's other British theatre credits include A Chorus Line, Hold on Tight it's '60s Night, Chicago, Damn Yankees, West Side Story and as Ellie May in Showboat for the Royal Shakespeare Company and Opera North.
Dolly Levi is a glamorous and wise cracking woman with a big heart. She is also a professional matchmaker focussed on bringing love to the great and good of Manhattan but especially to our heroes, Barnaby and Cornelius who are not going home until they've each kissed a girl. However, she soon realises that one of her suitors brings more than a little sparkle to her own eye too...with hilarious consequences! Directed by Curve Artistic Director Paul Kerryson, Hello Dolly! is packed with energetic dance numbers including the famous Walters' Gallop at the fabulous Harmonia Gardens and the iconic New York parade. Boasting a dazzling score which has inspired great artists such as Louis Armstrong and Frank Sinatra, this musical is full of fantastic numbers such as Put on Your Sunday Clothes, Before the Parade Passes By and of course the show-stopping title number, Hello Dolly!
Hello Dolly! was also immortalised in film in 1969, starring Barbra Streisand and Michael Crawford, when it was nominated for seven Academy Awards. The music and lyrics are by the great Jerry Herman who also wrote La Cage Aux Folles, Mack and Mabel and Mame.