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Six lead singers, One Voice: Queen’s Theatre show celebrates 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage

PUBLISHED: 13:30 23 March 2018

Backed by an incredible live band, One Voice will perform hits from legends such as Tina Turner and Carol King at the Queen's Theatre. Photo: Will Norton.

Backed by an incredible live band, One Voice will perform hits from legends such as Tina Turner and Carol King at the Queen's Theatre. Photo: Will Norton.

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At one time or another, everyone has blurted out the lyrics to Whitney Houston’s I Will Always Love You, Aretha Franklin’s Respect or the heart-wrenching theme tune from Titanic, when they think no one else is listening.

One Voice celebrates the beautiful voices and powerhouse songs from iconic woman in music through the years. Photo: Will Norton.One Voice celebrates the beautiful voices and powerhouse songs from iconic woman in music through the years. Photo: Will Norton.

So being able to sing at the top of your lungs alongside fellow music lovers at a show dedicated to celebrating women, is not a chance you’ll want to miss out on.

One Voice, a new non-stop hit fuelled production led by six female powerhouses, will be taking centre stage at the Queen’s Theatre, Billet Lane, Hornchurch, next month.

“As you can imagine, it’s not always easy working with six strong alpha females,” managing director Philip J. Hawkins joked.

“But they’re all amazingly talented singers that have helped to make this show into something really special.”

One Voice will be performing at the Queen's Theatre in May, Photo: Will Norton.One Voice will be performing at the Queen's Theatre in May, Photo: Will Norton.

This year, celebrations are taking place all across the country, marking the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage and Total Productions, which is putting on the show, is no different.

One Voice, for one night only in Havering, will be embracing iconic women in the music industry to coincide with the centenary year of women winning the fight for the right to vote.

From Cher and Tina Turner, to Dusty Springfield and Carole King, some of the most well known and best loved songs from the past seven decades will be performed by women who have all starred in the West End as well as UK and European tours.

One of the performers to take to the stage is 27-year-old Sophie Blowers from Leigh-on-sea, who is also the company director and secretary at Total Productions.

Backed by an incredible live band, One Voice will perform hits from legends such as Tina Turner and Carol King at the Queen's Theatre. Photo: Will Norton.Backed by an incredible live band, One Voice will perform hits from legends such as Tina Turner and Carol King at the Queen's Theatre. Photo: Will Norton.

She said: “I’ve been performing for years and in a sense I hung up my dancing shoes and retired but when the idea for this show came about, I knew that I wanted to be part of it.

“I’ll always have a love for being on stage but since I have started doing things more in the background, I now see things differently when I am performing, looking it more from a producing point of view.

“With it being the 100th anniversary since women were able to vote, I wanted to stand by my fellow ladies and celebrate and this was a great opportunity to do just that.”

Created by the producers of A Night of Dirty Dancing and Rock For Heroes which have also been performed at the Queen’s Theatre, One Voice will be travelling around the UK to entertain the crowds of music enthusiasts eager to see the show.

One Voice celebrates the beautiful voices and powerhouse songs from iconic woman in music through the years. Photo: Will Norton.One Voice celebrates the beautiful voices and powerhouse songs from iconic woman in music through the years. Photo: Will Norton.

Accompanied by slick choreography, stunning vocal arrangements as well as dazzling costumes, One Voice is expected to be a night that you won’t forget in a hurry.

Total Productions will also be celebrating its first anniversary this year which Phil says that he is “very proud” of.

He said: “All of these women are lead singers in their own rights so to have them all together on one stage is going to be brilliant. We wanted to mark the 100th anniversary and I think this is the best way that we can, by celebrating the great women in the music industry.”

Sophie added: “I think people should come and see the show, because it is a very fun, feel good production if you like singing and female empowerment.

One Voice will be performing at the Queen's Theatre in May, Photo: Will Norton.One Voice will be performing at the Queen's Theatre in May, Photo: Will Norton.

“It isn’t too serious and we try and interact with the audience as much as we can so it’s like we’re all part of this big ladies night out.”

If you want to spend a night singing along to some of the greatest female hits, One Voice will be performed at the Queen’s Theatre on April 29 at 7.30pm with tickets priced at £20.

For any further information about the show, visit queens-theatre.co.uk

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