News​ & forthcoming productions
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Janie to open new season of socially-distanced and live-streamed cabarets with 'Janie Dee: New Life' at Crazy Coqs, Brasserie Zedel

1st - 3rd September 2020 & New Shows Added 8 - 10th September 2020

Janie Dee, one of Britain’s most celebrated actresses, kicks off Crazy Coqs’ September season with a mischievous and personal new solo show.

Accompanied by her musical director Stephen Higgins and drawing on a broad repertoire of jazz, musical and classical songs, Janie reflects on her experience of enforced lock down from the crazy to the enlightening, from lentils to BBQs.

Optimistic and entertaining, this evening is above all a celebration of being back together.

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Janie to co-produce and star in 'A Little Night Music' in Holland Park, London

15th August 2020

Stephen Sondheim’s wry and beautiful comedy of love and regret, A Little Night Music, comes to Holland Park for a single al fresco concert performance in the year of his 90th birthday. Presented by Quick Fantastic and Janie Dee in association with Opera Holland Park.

Inspired by Ingmar Bergman’s film, Smiles of a Summer Night, and named after Mozart’s serenade, Eine kleine Nachtmusik, Sondheim’s musical weaves a tapestry of songs and waltzes as new romances begin, ex-lovers reunite, and secret passions are revealed. The night smiles three times: first on the young, second on fools, third on the old. Last seen together in the National Theatre’s celebrated production of Follies, Janie Dee and Joanna Riding lead a cast of Olivier Award-winning performers, directed by Alastair Knights. Alex Parker conducts an eight piece ensemble of instrumentalists in Jason Carr’s critically acclaimed orchestration of Sondheim’s score.

In accordance with current guidelines on social distancing, capacity is strictly limited to 200. 

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Janie to produce the London Climate Change Festival at the Charing Cross Theatre, London

23rd March - 16th May 2020

The London Climate Change Festival will take place at Charing Cross Theatre London from Monday 23rd March until Saturday 16th May 2020, in conjunction with the London transfer of Christopher Durang’s hit Off-Broadway play Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike starring two-time Olivier Award winner Janie Dee and directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie.

Contributors from the arts, science and business will come together before and after performances to talk, entertain and explore ways to live in better harmony with our planet. The Festival will inform, inspire and offer both hope and guidance on how to live a plastic and carbon-free life. It will bring focus on the need for immediate change in how we live on this planet. For eight weeks the Charing Cross Theatre will be a home for real education with joy.

Find out more: London Climate Change Festival

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Janie to star in London premiere of Tony Award-winning Off-Broadway play 'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike' by Christopher Durang at the Charing Cross Theatre, London

21st March - 16th May 2020

The London premiere of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang, directed by Walter Bobbie (Tony Award-winner for Chicago).

Vanya and his sister Sonia live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up. But their sister Masha escaped many years ago and became a famous movie star. When Masha returns unannounced with her twenty-something boy toy, Spike, so begins a rollicking weekend of rivalry, regret and all-too true premonitions.

Christopher Durang’s irresistible comedy was the winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play of the Year and is one of the most lauded and beloved Broadway plays of recent years. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike blends Chekhov’s famous ennui with the modern-day concerns of celebrity, social networking, and the troubling onset of middle age, into a laugh-out loud comedy.

 

Co-starring Vincent Franklin, Rebecca Lacey, Michelle Asante, Charlie Maher, Lukwesa Mwamba.

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Janie to star as Madame Dubonnet in Sandy Wilson's The Boy Friend at the Menier Chocolate Factory Theatre, London

22nd November 2019 - 7th March 2020

Sandy Wilson's all-singing all-dancing love letter to 1920s musical comedies returns for the first major London revival in over 10 years.  Set in Madame Dubonnet's finishing school in the south of France, these perfect young ladies burst into song at the least provocation, and forbidden boy friends are forever popping through the French windows to sing and dance with them. Since its premiere in 1953, this light-hearted soufflé of a show has delighted audiences worldwide and has become one of the most well-loved British musicals of all time.

 

Co-starring Adrian Edmonsdson, Tiffany Graves, Amara Okereke and Issy van Randwyck. Directed by Matthew White

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Janie to star in hit Off-Broadway play 'The Niceties' by Eleanor Burgess at the Finborough Theatre, London

1st - 26th October 2019

At an elite East Coast university, an ambitious young black student and her esteemed white professor meet to discuss a paper the college junior is writing about the American Revolution. They’re both liberal. They’re both women. They’re both brilliant. But very quickly, discussions of grammar and Google turn to race and reputation, and before they know it, they’re in dangerous territory neither of them had foreseen – and facing stunning implications that can’t be undone.

The Niceties is a complex and compelling depiction of racial and generational divides which speaks directly to our polarised, post-truth era, as it asks who gets to tell the story of America, and how.

 

Co-starring Moronkẹ Akinola as Zoe and directed by Matthew Iliffe.

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Janie to star as Fosca in Sondheim's 'Passion' at the Cantiere Internazionale d'Arte di Montepulciano, Italy

12th - 13th July 2019

Based on the Italian movie Passione d'amore, Stephen Sondheim's Passion is a story of obsessive love. irected by distinguished opera director Keith Warner and with musical direction by Roland Bӧer, the cast includes Janie Dee, Philip Smith and Anna Gillingham.

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Janie plays Masha in Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning play at the Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath

6th June - 6th July 2019

Christopher Durang’s irresistible comedy was the winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play of the Year and is one of the most lauded and beloved Broadway plays of recent years. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike blends Chekhov’s famous ennui with the modern-day concerns of celebrity, social networking, and the troubling onset of middle age, into a laugh-out loud comedy.

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Janie performs her new cabaret 'Looking Forward' at The Pheasantry

30th - 31st May 2019

Janie Dee returns to her favourite cabaret venue for an update on life, love and showbiz. Her career embraces everything from Shakespeare at the Royal Shakespeare Company and Shakespeare's Globe, to acclaimed performances in classic plays, modern dramas and comedies, as well as leading roles in many of the great musicals. In addition, she regularly performs her witty, sophisticated cabarets at leading venues in London and across the UK. 

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Janie is joined by 'Follies' company members for 'On Reflection' cabarets at Underbelly Festival Southbank

13th - 16th May 2019

Created and performed by the company of the National Theatre’s Olivier Award-winning production of Follies, On Reflection is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get up close and personal with this incredible team of musical theatre performers. Join the cast, including Janie Dee, Alex Hanson and Jo Riding for behind-the-scenes tales set to songs from Follies, in an unforgettable evening of dance and song.

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Janie leads showcase of Hal Cazalet's new musical The Happy Prince at The Place

3rd - 4th May 2019

Oscar Wilde's beloved fairy tale is re-imagined for the stage in a modern musical adaptation starring Phil Daniels (Quadrophenia, Eastenders), Olivier-award winner Janie Dee (Follies, National Theatre), Sam Archer (Matthew Bourne’s Edward Scissorhands) and Sophia Hurdley (Cinderella). A seamless fusion of dance and song, The Happy Prince tells the story of a swallow's faithful love for the golden statue of a Prince and their race against time to save their town. Wildean themes of greed and corruption, set against the redeeming power of love and sacrifice, resonate with as much urgency in our world today as when Wilde first told the fable to his own children as a bedtime story.

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Janie appears in Lucy Kirkwood's 'Chimerica' on Channel 4 with Sophie Okonedo

17th April 2019

Jane plays a British diplomat in this powerful and timely 4-part thriller about a dedicated American photojournalist who, when accusations of fake news are levelled against him, tries to reclaim his credibility by setting out to find the subject of his most famous picture – the Tank Man of Tiananmen Square.

Exploring not just the relationship between East and West, but also some of the most urgent issues affecting society today, Chimerica, completely updated from the original play, is set against the 2016 US Presidential election. The series delves deep into the new world of fake news, censorship and the power of political protest.

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Janie joins 'Pinter at the Pinter' Season at the Harold Pinter Theatre

1st November - 8th December 2018

The Jamie Lloyd Company presents an extraordinary season of Harold Pinter's one-act plays on the tenth anniversary of the Nobel Prize winner’s death, performed in the theatre that bears his name. The brutality of family life and the subjectivity of memory are explored in the emotionally raw and richly funny Moonlight, directed by Olivier Award winner Lyndsey Turner. Set in the sweaty nightclubs and claustrophobic boarding houses of 1960s London, this is a rare opportunity to see the brilliantly witty and vivid Night School, directed by the inventive young director, Ed Stambollouian.

Cast includes Jessica Barden (The End of the F***ing World), Bríd Brennan, Janie Dee, Robert Glenister, Isis Hainsworth, Peter Polycarpou, Dwane Walcott & Al Weaver.

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Janie appears in 'Coryphaeus: Poems from the Celestial Press'

29th September 2018

"Coryphaeus" - meaning 'leader of the chorus' - has its origin in the ancient Greek drama of Attica. The ensemble "Coryphaeus" was formed to explore the possibilities of free-form vocal and instrumental improvisation in various combinations. The event "Poems From The Celestial Press" uses Derek Barnes' poetry as the starting point for an evening of words, declaimed and sung, underscored and interwoven with spontaneous freely improvised music. The cycle "Poems From The Celestial Press" draws from the wisdom and inspiration of the heart and spirit, offering love, guidance and strength. St Mary's Church, Stoke Newington Church Street, London N16 9ES at 7.30pm Admission: Fee (or donation £10)

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Janie to star in 'Don't Tell Me Not To Fly' at the Edinburgh Fringe

4th - 6th August 2018

Janie will star along with West End leading ladies Danielle Hope, Ria Jones and Claire Sweeney in Don’t Tell Me Not To Fly, which will play at newly refurbished McEwan Hall, Bristo Square at Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Each day a celebrated West End star will take centre stage to perform songs from smash hit West End and Broadway musicals and iconic movies, as well as modern pop classics, sharing the highs and lows of her life on and off stage.

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Janie to star in Torben Betts' new play 'Monogamy' at Park Theatre & UK Tour

2nd May - 7th July 2018

Janie will star as celebrity TV cook Caroline Mortimer in Torben Betts' new play Monogamy, which will have a five-week run at the Park Theatre in London this summer following a short UK tour. The play will be directed by Alastair Whatley and produced by The Original Theatre Company, Ghost Light Theatre and Eilene Davidson.

2 – 5 May Festival Theatre, Malvern 8 – 12 May Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford 15 – 19 May  Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury      

22 – 26 May Theatre Royal, York 28 May – 2 June Theatre Royal Richmond 6 Jun – 7 Jul Park Theatre, London

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Janie nominated for Olivier Award, Evening Standard Award and Whatsonstage Award for 'Follies'

1st December 2017

Janie has been nominated for the Olivier Award 2018 for Best Actress in a Musical, the Evening Standard Award for Best Musical Performance and the WhatsOnStage Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance as Phyllis Rogers Stone in Dominic Cooke's revival of Sondheim's 'Follies' at the National Theatre.

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Janie to launch new CD 'Janie Dee at the BBC' with a series of cabarets Live at Zedel

2nd - 4th Oct 2017

Janie will perform a series of cabarets to launch her new CD, 'Janie Dee at the BBC' in the intimate surroundings of the Crazy Coqs, Live at Zedel at 7.00pm. The performances on Tues 3rd and Wed 4th will be followed by a special late-night cabaret, entitled 'Off The Record' at 9.15pm. She will perform a selection songs from the new album and welcome some surprise guests to the stage at certain performances.

 

Further information and purchase your copy visit Auburn Jam Music

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Janie to perform new cabaret 'Sisters & Friends' at Pizza Express Live Holborn

1st October 2017

Janie will perform a special cabaret celebrating Sisters & Friends for one night only at the beautiful new cabaret room at PizzaExpress Live Holborn.

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Janie to star as Phyllis Rogers Stone in Sondheim's 'Follies' at the National Theatre

22nd August 2017 - 3rd January 2018

Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman’s classic musical comes to the NT for the first time. NT Associate Director Dominic Cooke directs a cast including Imelda Staunton as Sally Durant Plummer, Janie Dee as Phyllis Rogers Stone, Peter Forber as Buddy and Philip Quast as Benjamin Stone.

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Janie stars in Amercian premiere of Penelope Skinner's new play 'Linda' in NYC

7th February - 2nd April 2017

Janie takes the title role in the American Premiere of Penelope Skinner's acclaimed play Linda at Manhattan Theatre Club this spring. Previews begin 7th February with the Press Night on 28th February. 

Linda Wilde has it all. She’s an award-winning senior executive as well as a busy wife and mother. But when she pitches a revolutionary concept that could change the way the world looks at women of a certain age, she finds herself fighting for her own relevance as every part of her carefully considered life starts to show cracks. MTC is proud to present this timely, moving and fiercely funny new play by Penelope Skinner (last season’s acclaimed The Ruins of Civilization) in the American premiere directed by MTC Artistic Director Lynne Meadow. The play was celebrated in London in its run at the Royal Court Theatre.

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Janie brings her new cabaret 'Janie Dee and The Gentlemen' to The Pheasantry

12th - 14th September 2016

Fresh from performing Cleopatra with Shakespeare’s Globe at the Hollywood Bowl, Janie returns to stylish London cabaret venue, The Pheasantry on the King's Road with her brand new cabaret, 'Janie Dee and The Gentlemen'. Expect an eclectic selection of classic and new songs as well as entertaining personal anecdotes. Not to be missed!

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Janie to play Shakespeare's Cleopatra at The Hollywood Bowl & Barbican

30th August- 1st September 2016

Janie is to star as Cleopatra and Beatrice with Shakespeare's Globe and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducted by Bramwell Tovey, in two special concerts at the legendary Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. The collaboration marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death and includes classic scenes from Anthony & Cleapatra, Much Ado About Nothing and Romeo & Juliet, as well as music inspired by the timeless plays by Korngold, Schmitt, Berlioz and Tchaikovsky. She will reprise this performance at London's Barbican in October 2016.

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Janie is guest presenter at WhatsOnStage Awards 2016

21st February 2016

Winners of the 16th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards were announced in a live ceremony on Sunday 21st February at the Prince of Wales theatre in London. Steve Furst hosted the awards alongside guest presenters, including Janie,  and several musical theatre stars who performed during the evening, including Jenna Russell who performed a song from 'Grey Gardens' and Emma Williams and Tracie Bennett who sang a duet from 'Mrs Henderson Presents'.

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Janie to star in West End transfer of hit Broadway play 'Hand To God' at the Vaudeville Theatre

5th February - 11th June 2016

Janie will star as Margery in the London transfer of Robert Askins's Tony-nominated, hit Broadway play 'Hand To God', playing at the Vaudeville Theatre from Feburary 2016. Joining Janie in the cast are Neil Pearson, Harry Melling, Kevin Mains and Jemima Rooper (with whom Janie appeared in Blithe Spirit at the Gielgud Theatre in 2014). 

This hilarious and provocative new comedy lands direct from Broadway, where the New York Times hailed it "Wickedly funny" and the New Yorker called it "Sesame Street meets the Exorcist". 

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Janie to help celebrate the 'Kings Of Broadway: Herman, Sondheim & Styne' at the Palace Theatre

29th November 2015

Kings of Broadway celebrates the music of three of the most prolific musical theatre composers: Jerry Herman, Stephen Sondheim & Jule Styne. Conducted by Alex Parker and directed by Alastair Knights, the creative team behind A Little Night Music in concert at the Palace Theatre in January, this spectacular concert will feature an all star cast and thirty-piece onstage orchestra performing music by these great musical theatre composers. Cast includes Alastair Brammer, Fra Fee, Richard Fleeshman, Peter Lockyer, Jamie Parker, Laura Pitt-Pulford, Anne Reid and Caroline Sheen.

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Janie joins Jamie Parker for 'Gerard Manley Hopkins: The Voice and the Echo' poetry readings at Shakspearre's Globe

9th November 2015

Following the success of last year’s Winter’s Tales, in which actors read aloud stirring short stories under the glorious candlelight of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, this series brings a melting pot of classic and contemporary poetry to the stage in what is bound to be a memorable and evocative evening. With new and existing poems by Fiona Benson, John Burnside, Helen Dunmore, Philip Gross, David Harsent, Zaffar Kunial, Gwyneth Lewis, Toby Martinez de la Rivas, Andrew McMillan, Sean O’Brien, Alice Oswald, Peter Oswald, Declan Ryan and Anne Stevenson. Janie and Jamie are joined by guitarist Gary Ryan.

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Janie to appear in new Channel 4 comedy 'Crashing' written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Filming September 2015 & broadcast February 2016

Written by and starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Broadchurch, Drifters, Fleabag), and produced by the award-winning Big Talk Productions (Friday Night Dinner, Him & Her), CRASHING crashes straight into the lives of six twenty-to-thirty-something adults living together as Property Guardians in a disused hospital. Filming begins this September. 

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Janie to star in Chekhov's 'The Seagull' at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

19th June - 11th July 2015

This summer Janie will star as Irina Arkadina in Chekhov's first great play The Seagull, in a new adaptation by Torben Betts at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, directed by Matthew Dunster. The cast also includes Sabrina Bartlett as Nina, Alex Robertson as Trigorin, Matthew Tennyson as Konstantin and Danny Webb as Dorn.

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'Dream Queen' Janie Dee and Friends at the SamWanamaker Playhouse

10th May 2015

Exploring themes of royalty, travel and her experiences at the Globe, Janie will sing a selection of famous show tunes and pop songs, along with well-known English classics. The evening will also include music by international composers and a dash of Shakespeare. Janie will share the stage with special guest performers including Olivier Award-winning actress Juliet Stevenson and celebrated cabaret artist,songwriter and screenwriter Kit Hesketh-Harvey. Part of the London Festival of Cabaret.

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Janie to star in Eugene O'Neill's 'Ah Wilderness!' at the Young Vic

14th April - 23rd May 2015

Janie is to play Essie Miller in Eugene O’Neill’s warmest, most delightful play; an authentic portrait of a Connecticut childhood - complete with moonlit beaches, firecrackers, booze and a powerfully dark undertow. The cast includes George MacKay (Pride, Sunshine on Leith), and is directed by Natalie Abrahami following her acclaimed Happy Days.

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Janie returns to Crazy Coqs​ with her new Cabaret 'Dee-licious, Lightful & Lovely!'

10th - 14th March 2015

Janie returns to the beautiful Crazy Coqs room with her new show Dee-Licious, Lightful and Lovely! - an eclectic mix of her favourite songs and stories, performed in a wide range of vocal styles including jazz, pop, ballads, Broadway and musical theatre. She will be accompanied by The Parker Boys - Alex Parker on piano and David Shaw-Parker on guitar. Shows at 8.00pm

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Janie to play Helene Hanff in '84 Charing Cross Road' at Salisbury Playhouse

5th - 28th February 2015

Janie is to play Helene Hanff in James Roose-Evans's adaptation of '84 Charing Cross Road' at Salisbury Playhouse in February next year. Clive Francis will play Frank Doel and James Roose-Evans will also direct the production. The production opens on 5th February and runs until 28th February 2015. Further casting is to be announced.

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Janie to reprise her Desiree Amfeldt in 'A Little Night Music' in Concert at the Palace Theatre

26th January 2015

Janie is to play Desiree Armfeldt in Alex Parker & Alastair Knights's one-night-only concert  performance of Stephen Sondheim's 'A Little Night Music' at the Palace Theatre, London on Monday 26th January 2015 at 7.00pm. The cast includes Anne Reid, Joanna Riding, David Birrell, Jamie Parker and Laura Pitt-Pullford.

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Janie to play Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream on the Shakespeare's Globe Tour of Asia & Russia 

5th September - 30th November 2014

Janie is to play Titania/Hippolyta in Dominic Dromgoole's production of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' on the forthcoming Shakespeare's Globe Tour of Asia & Russia. The production will open at the Rose Theatre, Kingston on 5th September and then tour to Aylesbury Waterside Theatre before travelling to China, Taiwan, Russia, Singapore & Hong Kong. The cast includes Aden Gillet as Oberon/Theseus and Trevor Fox as Bottom.

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Masterclass On The Art Of Performance in the Matcham Room at the Hippodrome

22nd May 2014

Joining this second London Festival of Cabaret direct on the heels of last year’s sensational sell-out event at the St James Theatre, Janie will take some of the UK’s most promising emerging talents through their paces in front of a live audience sharing her insights on how to tell story through song. Supported by The Noel Coward Foundation.

FREE EVENT - 1.00 - 3.00pm, Matcham Room, Hippodrome, Cranbourn St, Leicester Square, London WC2H 7JH

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Broadcast date set for Ian Fleming's 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service' on BBC Radio 4

30th April 2014

Janie has recorded a new dramatisation of the classic Ian Fleming James Bond novel, 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service' for broadcast on BBC Radio 4. This is the third time Janie has played Miss Moneypenny for Radio 4, having previously recorded 'Dr No' and 'From Russia With Love'.  James Bond is played by Toby Stephens and the production is directed by Martin Jarvis. Broadcast details are: Saturday 3rd May 2014 at 2.30pm on BBC Radio 4

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Janie to perform her Cabaret at The Pheasantry

28th January - 1st February 2014

As well as appearing in Putting It Together at the St James Theatre, Janie is to perform her eclectic and sophisticated Cabaret later in the evening at The Pheasantry, Pizza Express Live, Kings Road, London from Tuesday 28th January until Saturday 1st February 2014 at 10pm. She will be accompanied by her regular Musical Director, Ben Atkinson.​ 

Award-winning composer, arranger and musical director, Jason Carr will debut his own Cabaret at 8.30pm each evening.

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Janie to star in 'Blithe Spirit' with Dame Angela Lansbury at the Gielgud Theatre

1st March 2014

Janie is to play Ruth in the West End revival of Noel Coward's 'Blithe Spirit' from 18th March 2014, with previews from 1st March, for a limited 15 week run until June. The production will also star Charles Edwards as Charles Condomine, Jemima Rooper as Elvira, Simon Jones as Dr. Bradman, Serena Evans as Mrs Bradman and Patsy Ferran as Edith. 

Dame Angela Lansbury played Madame Arcati on Broadway to great acclaim in 2009 and won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress for her performance. The London production marks her first appearance on the London stage for almost 40 years. Simon Jones will also reprise his Broadway role as Dr. Bradman.

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Stephen Sondheim's 'Putting It Together' transfers to the St James Theatre

14th January - 1st February 2014

Janie is to reprise her performance in Stephen Sondheim's 'Putting It Together', previously seen in Guildford earlier this year. This will be the London Premiere of the show which will play at the St James Theatre from 14th January  until 1st February 2014. David Bedella, Daniel Crossley, Damian Humbley and Caroline Sheen will also return to the production.

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Janie wins the 2013 TMA UK Theatre Award for Best Performance in a Musical

20th October 2013

Janie has won the UK Theatre Award 2013 for Best Performance in a Musical for her acclaimed performance in 'Hello Dolly!' at Curve Leicester.  The Theatrical Management Association UK Theatre Awards are the only nationwide awards to honour creative excellence and the outstanding achievement seen on and off stage throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Awards were presented on Sunday 20th October at a lunchtime ceremony at London’s historic Guildhall.

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Janie to guest in 'Singular Sensations' at Charing Cross Theatre

10th November 2013

Janie will be writer and broadcaster Edward Seckerson'sspecial as part of his 'Singular Sensations' series at London's Charing Cross Theatre on Sunday 10th November 2013 at 3pm. Through a mix of chat, recordings, and live performance Seckerson will be tracing talented artists’ careers and uncovering insights into their working process. 

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Janie to appear in 'London Festival of Cabaret' at St James Theatre

3rd November 2013

Janie is to perform her eclectic and sophisticated cabaret at the Studio, St James Theatre on Sunday 3rd November 2013 at 8.00pm as part of the London Festival of Cabaret. She will be accompanied by her Musical Director, Ben Atkinson.

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Janie to star in Stephen Sondheim's 'Putting It Together' at G Live

27th  - 29th September 2013

Janie is to play Woman One in the Stephen Sondheim revue 'Putting It Together' for four performances at G Live Studio in Guildford from Friday 27th until Sunday 29th September, alongside David Bedella, Daniel Crossley, Damian Humbley and Caroline Sheen. The director is Alastair Knights, musical director Alex Parker and choreographer Matt Rowland, assisted by Scarlet Wilderink.

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Janie filming 'The Trouble with Dot & Harry' with Neil Morrissey

6th August 2013

Janie is currently filming 'The Trouble with Dot & Harry' with award-winning American director and writer, Gary Walkow (Grand Prize winner at the Sundance Film Festival), starring opposite Neil Morrissey.

The film tells the story of Diane, who receives a call from distant ex beau, Richard saying  he's coming over and could he stay? When he arrives  Diane's children , Dot and Harry challenge Richard at every turn and when a crisis in the family calls Diane away, she leaves Richard to look after them.  At first he is completely out of his depth but their friendship is formed over an article on coffee that Richard has been commissioned to write. When Diane returns however, she is concerned at what she finds... until Dot reveals that all is not as it first appears.

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Janie to play Desiree Armfeldt in 'A Little Night Music - In Concert'

16th June 2013

Janie is to play Desiree Armfeldt in Stephen Sondheim's 1973 musical 'A LIttle Night Music - In Concert' at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford on Sunday 16th June at 7.00pm.

The cast also includes David Birrell, Joanna Riding, Hadley Fraser, Julia Sutton, Laura Pitt-Pulford, Fra Fee and Anna O'Byrne. The concert will be directed by Alastair Knights and conducted by Alex Parker.

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Janie to performs 'That Obscure Hurt' at the Aldeburgh Festival 2013

12th June 2013

Janie and Kurt Elling will perform readings in a new symphonic work by Guy Barker and Robert Ryan entitled 'That Obscure Hurt', which is inspired by the ghost stories of Henry James and will be performed on Wednesday 12th June at 7.30pm, and also broadcast live on BBC Radio 3, as part of the Britten anniversary celebrations at the Aldeburgh Festival.

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Janie records Miss Moneypenny in Ian Fleming's 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service' for BBC Radio 4

21st May 2013

Janie has recorded a new dramatisation of the classic Ian Fleming James Bond novel, 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service' for future broadcast on Radio 4. This is the third time Janie has played Miss Moneypenny for Radio 4, having previously recorded 'Dr No' and 'From Russia With Love'.  James Bond is played by Toby Stephens. Broadcast details to be announced.

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Janie nominated for the 2013 Olivier Award as Best Supporting Actress for 'NSFW'

26th March 2013

Today it was announced that Janie has been nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Play for her perfomance as Miranda in 'NSFW' by Lucy Kirkwood at the Royal Court. This is Janie's fourth Olivier Award nomination, having previously received nominations for 'My One and Only' (Best Actress in a Musical) and winning Olivier Awards for 'Comic Potential' (Best Actress) and 'Carousel' (Best Supporting Actress in a Musical). ​

This year's Awards ceremony will take place on Sunday 28th April at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

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Janie opens as Dolly Levi in 'Hello Dolly' at Curve Leicester

5th December 2012

'Hello Dolly!' opens at The Curve, Leicester on Wednesday 5th December 2012 and runs until 19th January 2013 including a one week extension. The production reunites the critically-acclaimed creative team which staged the musical spectaculars 'Gypsy' (Curve) and 'The King and I' (Curve and National Tour). The production is directed by Curve Artistic Director, Paul Kerryson, designed by Sara Perks, choreographed by David Needham and musical direction is by Ben Atkinson.

The cast is led by Janie as Dolly Levi, with Dale Rapley as Horace Vandergelder, Lara Pitt-Pulford as Irene Molloy and Michael Xavier as Cornelius Hackl.

This is Janie's second major musical at the Curve, having played Anna Leonowens in 'The King and I', in 2010 also directed by Paul Kerryson.

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Lucy Kirkwood's 'NSFW' concludes sell-out run at The Royal Court

24th November 2012

Lucy Kirkwood's new play NSFW (Not Suitable For Work) finished its acclaimed, sell-out run at the Royal Court Theatre on Saturday 24th November. It was playwright Lucy Kirkwood's Royal Court debut and was directed by Simon Godwin, winner of the Evening Standard Award for Emerging Director with a cast of  Julian Barratt, Janie Dee, Kevin Doyle, Sacha Dhawan, Henry Lloyd-Hughes and Esther Smith. Janie played ruthless magazine editor, Miranda in this satire on contemporary media culture and attitudes.

 

NSFW at The Royal Court

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Michael Frayn's 'Noises Off' transfers to Novello Theatre

24th March 2012

The Old Vic's revival of Noises Off, Michael Frayn's multi-award winning 1982 comedy, transferred to the West End's Novello Theatre from 24 March and played a limited season to 30 June 2012. Lindsay Posner's production, which has played an extended run from 13 December 2011 (previews from 3 December), played at the Old Vic until 10 March 2012.

 

The Old Vic's all-star staging had a cast which included Celia Imrie, Janie Dee, Jonathan Coy, Robert Glenister, Paul Ready, Karl Johnson and Jamie Glover, all of whom transfered with the production. Aisling Loftus and Amy Nuttall, who played Poppy Norton-Taylor and Brooke Ashton respectively in the Old Vic production, did not transfer to the West End where the roles were played by Alice Bailey-Johnson and Lucy Briggs-Owen.

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