"I've previously boldly dubbed her the Queen of new musical theatre writing in the UK, and it's true: she specialises in drawing on and showcasing new work. But it's a crown she wears extremely lightly. She puts her own mark on the material, but doesn't get in its way - and makes it sound like it is always freshly minted (which it often is!)." Mark Shenton, The Stage
Julie Atherton makes her debut at Crazy Coqs with a set list that includes songs from her albums, career highlights, special guests and new material. Julie is one of the West End's most versatile entertainers, with a distinctive voice and unmatched comic timing. The Preston-born star is well known as a supporter of new writing in musical theatre. She's always done the same in her recordings, and that continues in her latest album. 'Rush of Life'.
Best known for creating the roles of Kate Monster and Lucy the Slut in Avenue Q, and her role as Cathy in Jason Robert Brown's The Last 5 Years, Julie is one of the most prolific and successful young musical theatre stars in the West End, having previously played Sophie in musical Mamma Mia! and Serena in Fame. She is also an experienced concert artist, having headlined numerous musical engagements at venues as diverse as the Donmar Warehouse and the Royal Albert Hall.
Julie will also be accompanied by some of her hugely talented friends including: Katie Brayben, Paul Spicer, George Maguire, Marc Pickering and Alex Gaumond.