CAMILLA BEEPUT AS LENA HORNE to play Live at Zedel as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival in November




16, 18, 22, 23, 25 November 7.00 pm

Beeput’s stunning vocals capture Lena’s essence beautifully – Hubble Bubble

Camilla Beeput, singer, film, television and stage actor, celebrates the life and music of Lena Horne, one of the most significant Black American figures in 20th Century entertainment, when she returns to the London stage for five nights in November as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival with Camilla Beeput As Lena Horne, Live At Zedel.    Created by Camilla Beeput and musical director Alex Webb, with creative mentorship from Clarke Peters (Five Guys Named Moe, The Wire) and the inspired direction of Maxwell Golden (Sadler’s Wells, Southbank Centre, Fagin’s Twist), Camilla Beeput as                    Lena Horne will see this rising talent perform a mix of original and classic music numbers, evoking the eras of Horne’s enduring and ground-breaking career as an actress, singer and civil rights activist. 

Camilla Beeput as Lena Horne is written by Camilla Beeput (West Side Story, Daddy Cool, In The Red and Brown Water (Young Vic), Mordechai, Writer’s Retreat, Super Bob, Harry Hill The Movie,   Peep Show, Grantchester, Save Me) and her musical director Alex Webb (Café Society SwingDavid McAlmont presents Billie Holiday at Carnegie Hall).  Adapted from the critically acclaimed theatre production – Stormy:  The Life of Lena Horne in which Beeput embodied the enigmatic star as well as a number of Horne’s loves, ghosts and demons including Ava Gardner,  Billie Holiday and  Cab Calloway, Camilla’s performance was described by The Times as “a bravura display”.  

Supported by a five-piece band – Alex Webb (MD & piano), Miles Danso (double bass), Cheryl Alleyne (drums), Erica Charles (tenor sax, clarinet, flute) and Sue Richardson (trumpet), Beeput will transport audiences back to 1920s Harlem, the Golden Age of Hollywood, through to WWII and the Civil Rights Movement, all culminating in Horne’s ultimate triumph on Broadway with the 1981 Tony Award Winning Show Lena – The Lady and her Music.   

Talking about the show Beeput commented “I think it’s important to recognise those who have paved the way for us and I believe Lena Horne is a trail blazer who opened doors to enable so many of the actors, singers and artists I admire to be recognised today. There would be no Lupita Nyongo or Halle Berry or Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg, Alicia Keys, or Beyoncé…..without Lena Horne.”  

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