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A Night Off with Alex Young and Jennifer Whyte
  • Category
    Performing Arts
  • Date(s)
    02 December 2017
  • Time
    8:00 PM
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A Night Off with Alex Young and Jennifer Whyte
20:00 - 21:00

Having been one-third of our epic Christmas Cracker in 2016, Alex Young and Jennifer Whyte return to the Institute for an evening of their favourite musical theatre songs in the more intimate setting of the Library. 

They have both had busy years working on and in shows including Caroline, Or Change and Carousel, and they are currently both in Follies at the National Theatre, so on a rare night off they fancied playing with the repertoire they’re not usually permitted to sing and play. Join them for classics, new favourites and chat.

Alex Young
Alex studied music at King's College London before training in Musical Theatre at the Royal Academy of Music. Alex is currently playing Young Sally in "Follies" at the National Theatre. Recent theatre credits include Carrie Pipperidge in "Carousel" (ENO, London Coliseum); Margie MacDougall in "Promises, Promises" (Southwark Playhouse); Ellie May Chipley in "Show Boat" (Sheffield Crucible and New London Theatre, West End); Erma in "Anything Goes" (Sheffield Crucible and UK Tour); Brunhilde in "I Can't Sing" (London Palladium, West End); Liz Imbrie in "High Society" (UK Tour); and various nuns in various productions of "The Sound of Music". More

Jennifer Whyte
Jennifer studied music at Glasgow University and the University of Massachusetts. Her theatre credits as conductor/pianist include Follies, Caroline Or Change,  Betty Blue Eyes, Les Misérables, Avenue Q, Follies, The Wiz, The Threepenny Opera, Cats, Sunset Boulevard, My Fair Lady, Whistle Down The Wind, The Phantom Of The Opera, Martin Guerre, Show Boat and Dames At Sea.

In television she was musical director for ITV’s PopIdol and BBC1’s Can’t Sing Singers.  She then worked on Hit Me Baby One More Time and Soapstar Superstar for ITV and composed title and incidental music for two documentary series for the BBC entitled Tsunami Prayers and Vet Safari.

Her credits as a composer for theatre include Shehallion, a Celtic music and dance show, The Famished Land, an Irish folk musical drama, and Chasing Fate, a gritty urban musical co-written with disadvantaged teenagers.  Her newest piece for theatre is an American jazz musical called Underworld.

Most recently she was on-set pianist for the movie version of Les Misérables at Pinewood Studios, associate musical director for The Magistrate at the Royal National Theatre and she has just recorded her first solo album of piano music for Mozart Records. More

There will be a bar at this performance, so the event is best suited for adults.

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