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Hear'Say's Noel Sullivan announced as top-billed performer at Theatre in the Fields




Noel Sullivan
Noel Sullivan

A new headliner has been announced for Brook Cottage Farm's upcoming festival, Theatre in the Fields.

Angela Barnes at Dunmow Comedy Club
Angela Barnes at Dunmow Comedy Club

West End star and former Hear’Say singer, Noel Sullivan will perform hits from beloved musicals, including Fame, Grease, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, and We Will Rock You.

The Welsh actor and singer grew up in Cardiff, trained as a chorister and understudied for the Welsh National Opera. He first rose to fame in 2001, appearing on the TV-talent show Popstars. After impressing the judges, he was selected as a founder member of Hear’Say, alongside Danny Foster, Myleene Klass, Kym Marsh and Suzanne Shaw.

When the pop group split, Noel turned to musical theatre and has since worked in Las Vegas, Dublin and in London’s West End.

Theatre in the Fields takes place on Saturday, July 28 - the same day that Noel will celebrate his 38th birthday. The one-day music festival will be staged at Brook Cottage Farm in Furneux Pelham from midday until 11pm.

Brook Farm Cottage, Furneaux Pelham. Theatre in the Fields crew. back l-r: Lee Dillon-Stuart, Claudia Sneddon, Carolie Yarrien, Louise Seddon, Tabitha Tingey. front l-r: Caroline Noble, Hester Tingey. Pic: Vikki Lince
Brook Farm Cottage, Furneaux Pelham. Theatre in the Fields crew. back l-r: Lee Dillon-Stuart, Claudia Sneddon, Carolie Yarrien, Louise Seddon, Tabitha Tingey. front l-r: Caroline Noble, Hester Tingey. Pic: Vikki Lince

The event promises to be fun for the whole family and will feature a broad range of performances, from local am-dram groups to West End professionals and stand-up comedians, including 2011 BBC New Comedy Award winner, Angela Barnes.

The comedienne will appear on the main stage, BAE’s Barn Theatre – a newly-built 100-seat venue – along with other comics, previewing their Edinburgh Festival Fringe shows.

The event has been planned by The Big Room Theatre Company, which has joined forces with Brook Cottage Farm’s Louise and Russell Seddon and their events organiser, Caroline Noble, to bring Theatre in the Fields to life.

Tabitha Tingey, creative director of the Theatre in the Fields festival, said: “We feel that too often truly inspiring and innovative works don’t get the spotlight they deserve and that a lot of people miss out on getting to see this wonderful work live.

Brook Farm Cottage, Furneaux Pelham. Theatre in the Fields crew. Claudia Seddon (10). Pic: Vikki Lince
Brook Farm Cottage, Furneaux Pelham. Theatre in the Fields crew. Claudia Seddon (10). Pic: Vikki Lince

“Because of this, we wanted to contribute to our creative community by putting on some great entertainment for equally great audiences in a chilled, rustic, fun and welcoming space.”

Tickets to the dog-friendly event are £10 for adults, £8 for students and concessions, £5 for children and £26 for a family. Visit www.theatreinthefields.com for more information.



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