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Garland and Minnelli musical set for 10th anniversary

A STAGE show charting the careers and relationship between Hollywood mother and daughter Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli is going on a UK tour which will open many theatres out of lockdown.

Captivating audiences for a decade, Judy & Liza will embark on a national tour throughout May and June 2021 to mark the show’s landmark 10th anniversary visiting Worcester, Leeds, Chesterfield, Lytham St Annes, New Brighton, Coventry, Clwyd, and Lichfield. A London date will also be announced soon.

Judy & Liza is produced by Bill Elms Productions and On Song Productions; created and written by West End performer Emma Dears who appears as Liza Minnelli; with Francis Goodhand as musical director.

Emma performs alongside Helen Sheals, who plays Judy Garland. Together they belt out timeless classics with uncanny resemblance of Judy and Liza, bursting with their unrivalled and elusive star quality.

The production tells the turbulent tale of the stars against the backdrop of pair’s infamous 1964 London Palladium concert. Audiences are taken on a journey as they discover the uncanny parallels between some of Judy and Liza’s most iconic songs and their own personal lives.

The show features performances of iconic songs including Cabaret, Maybe This Time, Over The Rainbow, The Man That Got Away, The Trolley Song, and Together Wherever We Go.

Liverpool-born actress Emma Dears self-penned the musical biopic to critical acclaim, while Helen is widely known for her roles in Coronation Street and Downton Abbey.

Producer Bill Elms commented: “We are thrilled to finally announce the 10th Anniversary UK tour of Judy & Liza, it’s a production very close to my heart as I worked on the very first show.

“We can promise audiences a safe and very memorable experience as they rediscover the joy of live entertainment through this captivating show.”

Writer and actress Emma Dears added: “It is with pure excitement that we can take Judy and Liza’s emotional and iconic story on the road. As performers, we crave being in front of a live audience – seeing, hearing and feeling their reactions, it gets no better than that. Whether you’re a fan of Judy or Liza, or both, their story is unique.”

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