A Chorus Line star Leigh Zimmerman, who picked up an Olivier Award earlier in the year, is to premiere her new cabaret A Love Affair From A2Z at the St James theatre this autumn.
The new show, created with her husband Domenick Allen, will play for one night only on 13 October as part of the London Festival of Cabaret.
The eclectic show, which features songs from artists ranging from Chicago writers Kander and Ebb to classic rockers Led Zepplin, reflects the background of the husband and wife team who have been married for 20 years. Zimmerman, who collected her Olivier for her portrayal of Sheila in A Chorus Line, is a stage star whose previous London credits include Chicago, Contact and The Producers, while Allen has recently been touring with VINYL – The Classic Rock Experience.
A Love Affair From A2Z joins a line up for the London Festival of Cabaret that also includes Cynthia Erivo, currently doused in praise for her performance in The Color Purple, former Wicked star and I’d Do Anything contestant Rachel Tucker, actor and Pointless host Alexander Armstrong, Olivier Award winner Janie Dee, and cabaret superstar Barb Jungr.
Prior to performing with her husband at the St James theatre, Zimmerman will continue to perform in the hit London revival of Broadway classic A Chorus Line until the show’s acclaimed run at the London Palladium comes to a close on 31 August.