Live at the Hippodrome today announced the first season of performances at London's newest live performance space – The Matcham Room at the Hippodrome Casino, Leicester Square. Booking opens today for the first season of curated performances which will return world-class live entertainment to the recently restored, legendary Hippodrome.
The Hippodrome Casino will comprise a top-class restaurant and lounge, a cocktail bar, private dining rooms and events spaces, bringing together the dedicated live entertainment venue with traditional and state-of-the-art electronic gaming.
In July 2012, the inaugural performances at Live at the Hippodrome will include Janie Dee, Jane Monheit, Tony Christie, Kate Dimbleby, Julian Ovenden and Miss Polly Rae. Booking opens today for these acts.
Future dates in 2012 will be available for booking soon and will include evenings with Maria Friedman, Adam Guettel (with Jonathan Ansell), Ruthie Henshall, Barb Jungr, David McAlmont, Gwyneth Herbert, Kerry Ellis, Judy Kuhn, Stefanie Powers, Suzi Quatro, Hot Club of Cowtown, Lea DeLaria and Cerys Matthews.
Produced by independent theatre producer Nick Frankfort, Creative Director on behalf of the Hippodrome Casino (and formerly Executive Producer of the Donmar Warehouse), with Associate Programmer Neil Marcus, Live at the Hippodrome's programming will seek to revisit the illustrious entertainment history of the building (previously home to Talk of the Town) whilst also introducing to central London a sophisticated new 182 seat venue which will evoke the intimate live performance spaces of New York.
From Monday 2nd July 2012, Live at the Hippodrome will host week-long residencies, one-off events and late night slots encompassing an international slate of performers from the West End and Broadway, cabaret, jazz, burlesque, variety and the music industry. Additionally, the programme will celebrate the work of particular songwriters and showcase emerging performing talent.