Leading UK personalities from stage and screen close this year’s Bath International Music Festival
The BBCs film critic Mark Kermode, award-winning actress Frances Ruffelle, Olivier-award winning stage actor Clive Rowe and popular Trigger from Only Fools & Horses actor Roger Lloyd-Pack will be headlining the closing event of this year’s Bath International Music Festival, on Sunday 5th June.
Heading up the celebrations is Frances Ruffelle, who has just enjoyed success in ‘Songs from a Hotel Bedroom’ at The Royal Opera House’s Linbury Theatre, and won a Tony award for her Broadway performances of Éponine in ‘Les Misérables’. Frances Ruffelle’s own family dynasty is a who’s who of the stage and screen with her mother being the stage school darling, Sylvia Young and her daughter, pop ingenue, Eliza Doolittle.
Other performers invited to the party include Clive Rowe, Olivier Award-winner in The National Theatre’s ‘Guys and Dolls’, and the popular actor Roger Lloyd-Pack, who would have thought Trigger had so many talents?
The award-winning trio will be performing at the festivals closing ‘Brecht and Weil Night’ at the city’s Komedia venue, a night of musical theatre where the score will be provided by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht.
The UK’s leading film critic Mark Kermode is also helping to close this year’s Bath International Music Festival, where he’ll be performing with his energetic blues band The Dodge Brothers.
Bath International Music Festival 2011 has seen the biggest and most varied collection of artists and performers in the festival’s 63-year history as the city’s venues have been treated to 70 events showcasing the best in jazz, orchestral, cabaret, classical, folk, contemporary and world music, as well as film.
The ‘Brecht and Weil Night’ takes place at Komedia, Bath, on Sunday 5th June at 7.30pm
Bath International Music Festival takes place across various venues in Bath from 25th May – 5th June 2011. Prices vary. www.bathmusicfest.org.uk