Hear The People Sing!

Purple picture frame reading: Hear the people sing! Festival Finale at Winterstoke Gardens Sept 5th with a picture of a microphone on a cartoon background

Be in the Room presents Katie McGarry and Friends at the Winterstoke Gardens for a celebration of Musical Theatre.

This joyful concert production will be performed by a cast of professional West End performers and will also feature some of Thanet’s incredible talent from local community theatre groups. With performances from many of the nation’s favourite shows from Hairspray to Dear Evan Hansen, Matilda to Les Miserables, what better way to celebrate the reopening of live theatre than by joining us for an afternoon of songs from a variety of the world’s biggest musicals.

Special Guests include Catherine Millsom (Kinky Boots and Mamma Mia) Tom Giles (Ragtime and Priscilla Queen of the Desert) and Sarah Head (Into The Woods and White Christmas). 

We’re also pleased to announce 19-year-old Niamh Hayden as the Be In The Room competition winner. Niamh has won the chance to perform at this event and work alongside West End Star Amy Lennox as well as a £100 cash prize! We cant wait to see what Niamh can bring.

Katie McGarry:

Katie is an actress and singer and has enjoyed a 16-year successful career, including West End, UK National Tours, Pantomime and Open Air Shakespeare. Katie is also the Artistic Director for Bindlestick Theatre Company and Creative Producer for Be In The Room as well as an associate artist for Screaming Alley Cabaret, We Are Nearly Normal Theatre Company and What’s Coming Out Of The Box.  Katie is thrilled to be producing and hosting this gorgeous event, after such a turbulent 18 months for the Theatre Industry!

Tom Giles:

Tom is an actor and writer living in Margate. He survived the pandemic by working as a delivery driver and sharing his writing on Instagram through his project #40DaysofDoubt – you can find him @takenbytom. His work includes (amongst others) for The National Theatre, The Globe and The Donmar. 

Sarah Head:

Sarah Head is an actress and singer and has appeared in both Musicals and Classical Theatre from Nora in “ Dolls House“, National Theatre of Oslo, Martha in “White Christmas“ opposite Alled Jones and Adam Cooper and Christine Keeler in “Never So Good” at The National Theatre.

Mary Carewe:

Mary is one of the UK’s most versatile and in-demand vocalists both on the concert stage and in the recording studio. She has performed around the world at such iconic venues as New York’s Carnegie Hall, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and London’s Royal Albert and Royal Festival Halls. She is also a much sought-after session singer for movies and TV soundtracks, CD recordings and advertising jingles.

Graham Bickley:

Graham Bickley is a West End veteran and a consummate concert soloist. Nominated 4 times, his musicals include Les Misérables, Metropolis, Miss Saigon, Sunset Boulevard, Ragtime and High Society. He regularly performs with orchestras throughout the UK, Europe and beyond. 

Abbie Osmon:

Abbie graduated from Mountview Theatre School London in 2003 and has since enjoyed an eclectic career working extensively as both a musical theatre actress and as a session singer.  She regularly appears as a soloist with orchestras up and down the and the BBC Concert Orchestra and has provided vocals for both film and television across a wide range of genres.

This is a free event so no tickets are required

Sunday 5th September, doors open at 2.30pm

Winterstoke Sunshelter, CT11 8AH

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