It has been announced that Frances Ruffelle will be joined by special guests during the run of her solo show, Paris Original, which takes place at the St. James Studio between 1st and 3rd October 2014.
Frances’s daughter, popstar Eliza Doolittle, will appear on Wednesday 1st October, followed by West End stars Sabrina Aloueche on Thursday 2nd October and Helen Woolf on Friday 3rd October.
Paris Original is devised by Matt Ryan and Frances Ruffelle and produced by Danielle Tarento. Frances Ruffelle’s last solo show in New York was named one of Playbill’s ‘Unforgettable Theatre Experiences of 2013’.
Now the Tony Award winning actress will perform Paris Original, a sell out at the Crazy Coqs in 2013, before taking the show to New York. Most well-known for developing the iconic role of Eponine in Les Misérables, Frances will be treating audiences to a previously unheard song which was cut from the show; Schönberg’s original song for Eponine.
Starring in the original London & Broadway productions of Les Misérables earned Frances a Tony Award, Theatre World Award, Outer Critics Circle Award and the Helen Hayes Award. She is also known for her many West End musical appearances, including Chicago, Starlight Express and Children Of Eden.She recently received a UK theatre award nomination for Best Actress for her performance as Edith Piaf in Pam Gem’s play Piaf at Curve, Leicester.