"Her comedic timing is frankly brilliant... An absolutely
joyful evening, with a lovely crowd of all ages in a gorgeous art
deco building. Highly recommended." Gay Times
"A stunning debut cabaret performance .. her timing is the equal of any stand-up comic .. a beautifully crafted programme." Classicalsource.com
Anne Reid is one of Britain's most-loved and respected actors, star of the very popular Last Tango in Halifax, Ladies of Letters, Dinnerladies and Coronation Street. What is less well known is her life as a cabaret performer. She brings her new solo cabaret IN A NEW KEY, a beautifully crafted programme of song, nostalgia and humour to The Crazy Coqs.
Telling backstage stories of the vagaries of touring, meeting the Royal Family, playing in Dr Who with David Tennant and describing the eccentricities of her fellow performers, Anne sings songs and ballads from a varied assortment of songwriters ranging from Billy Joel, Don McLean, Stephen Sondheim, Sheldon Harnick and Diana Morgan, all the way to Hoagy Carmichael and Johnny Mercer.
Every since she was memorably electrocuted by a hair dryer in the early days of Coronation Street, Anne Reid has been a familiar figure to audiences everywhere in her many roles on television, stage and screen. In 2004 she received accolades and acclaim for her starring role in the film The Mother, as a woman who has an affair with her daughter's boy-friend, played by Daniel Craig.
Only recently has she branched out into musicals, with roles in Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods at the Royal Opera House and Cole Porter's Out of This World in Chichester.
Anne is accompanied by her musical director and award winning pianist Stuart Hutchinson.