Following its sold-out run at the beginning of the year, St James Theatre’s cabaret A Spoonful Of Sherman will return to its studio space this April with a quartet of West End stars confirmed to appear.
Playing from 15 to 22 April, A Spoonful Of Sherman celebrates one of the most successful songwriting partnerships in the history of Hollywood, brothers Robert and Richard Sherman, and was described by The Times in its four star review as “a show that strings together one joyous hit after another”.
Best known for their work on Disney films including The Jungle Book and The Aristocats, the Oscar-winning Sherman brothers recently came back into the public eye in Hollywood film Saving Mr Banks, which showed their part in bringing Mary Poppins to the big screen when they created such famous numbers as Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and Feed The Birds.
Paying tribute to the memorable songs the pair created, many of which have been seen on the West End stage in award-winning productions of Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, will be a talented line-up of London theatre regulars including Greg Castiglioni (Titanic, Southwark Playhouse), Stuart Matthew Price (Parade, Donmar Warehouse), Charlotte Wakefield (The Sound Of Music, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre) and Olivier Award nominee Emma Williams (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Love Story).
Continuing the family’s musical legacy, Robert’s son Robert J Sherman will also perform and narrate a number of the shows during its week-long run at the St James Studio.