Miss Hope SprIngs
I may still be wearing the sequins and feathers I left the Pink Pelican Casino with in 1972, but I'm sure to leave you spellbound (and possibly speechless) with my scandalous showbiz tales from my 'Ritz to the pits life'. You'll hear my unique blend of finger-snapping pop, romantic rhumbas and sassy Bossa Novas as I take you on a rollercoaster ride , spilling the beans on my erm 'unusual' lovelife (Liberace, Noel Coward and Barry Manilow were just a few of the guys who got away) my 'erm 'interesting' career choices ( I turned down the role of Samantha in I Dream of Genii for a spot on a winter cruise...around Siberia!) and now live with my husband Irving and his close personal pal Carlos in a camper van in Dungeness.
I'll tinkle the ivories and hypnotise you with songs from my multiple (mostly unreleased) LPs including Je m'appelle Hope, Miss Hope Springs Swings with Strings, Das ist Miss Hope Springs and my 1972 Memphis Album which I was lucky enough to record in High Wycombe. Join me as I unpack my suitcase of dreams and take you on a trip down my, by now somewhat potholed, memory lane.
'The greatest star that never was sings the greatest hits that never were...Unmissable!'
Jonathan Ross Arts Show BBC Radio 2
'Darkly comic songs that would give Tim Minchin a run for his money'
'Miss Hope Springs delivers nostalgic vaudevillian charm with its blend of skilfully-crafted musical number, camp anecdote, and joyously decadent performance.
It’s an absolute delight.
'The music is captivating and the stories are riotous'
Edinburgh Festival Mag
'A character of uncanny comic accuracy, blending evocative musical numbers with a hint of Vegas. Exquisitely funny and remarkably engaging’
'Cabaret at it's finest'
Broadway Baby ★★★★★
Fringe Review ★★★★★
Time Out ★★★★★
Latest 7 ★★★★★
Evening Standard ★★★★
Trip Advisor ★★★★★
The Stage ★★★★