Nichola McAuliffe makes her debut at Crazy Coqs
with Stefan Bednarczyk in their amusing and highly
entertaining show The Unpronounceables in Parallel
Since meeting in the corridor of a disused mortuary, Stefan Bednarczyk and Nichola McAuliffe - the Unpronounceables of the title - have remained friends and occasional work companions. While Stefan has done everything from becoming Master of Music at St Patrick's Soho Square to playing Tennessee Williams (above a bar in Edinburgh) Nichola has dabbled with West End musicals, some triumphant and one so much of a disaster that she wrote a successful novel about it. She has played characters as diverse as The Duchess of Windsor and Prince Felix Yusupov, to Bryony Lavery's Goliath and Wesker's Annie Wobbler - via Bennett's Lady In The Van. Over the thirty years of their friendship they've laughed, cried and sung together about everything from men to leaking roofs. This evening of cabaret will include songs from shows they have performed in, as well as original Bednarczyk numbers written for satirical news shows and songs by other giants of the cabaret circuit, like Dillie Keene. All interwoven with anecdotes that spare neither blushes nor reputations......
An Olivier Award Best Actress, Nichola achieved fame for her starring role in the very popular TV comedy Surgical Spirit, and for appearing in Coronation Street as a love interest of Ken Barlow. She has appeared in numerous West End shows and on TV and has also had success as a writer.
Bednarczyk is an actor, musical director and cabaret performer. His extensive credits as musical director include shows at the National Theatre, the Barbican, the Almeida, Hampstead and Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park. As a solo cabaret performer he has enjoyed seasons in London, New York and many major European cities. He has also performed two sell-out runs at Crazy Coqs with the actress Anne Reid in their Comden and Green show Just In Time.