Wonderful Doris Day show coming to Potters Bar

PUBLISHED: 21:30 23 February 2011

Doris Day show [Picture: Walter Neilson]

Doris Day show [Picture: Walter Neilson]


A WONDERFUL cabaret tribute to Hollywood legend Doris Day takes the stage at a Potters Bar theatre this weekend.

Doris Day caberet show Wonderful Day is on at the Wyllyotts Theatre in Potters Bar [Picture: Walter Neilson]

IN her Hollywood heyday, American actress, singer and TV star Doris Day was one of the most famous and successful women in the world.

She starred in money-making films such as Calamity Jane, Love Me or Leave Me, The Pajama Game and Pillow Talk.

And hit songs Secret Love, Whatever Will Be, Will Be – known as Que Sera Sera before having its name changed to qualify for the Oscars – and Move Over Darling are timeless classics, the first two both topping the singles charts in the UK in the 50s.

In 1953, Secret Love from the film Calamity Jane won an Academy Award for Best Original Song, pipping Dean Martin’s That’s Amore to the Oscar.

The flipside of Secret Love was the equally-well known The Deadwood Stage from the same movie.

Doris Day also played the title role of the Wild West-themed musical alongside Howard Keel.

And fans of the quintessential all-American girl – born Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff – are set for a real whip-cracking evening out at the Wyllyotts Theatre in Potters Bar on Sunday.

Following sell-out performances up and down the country, Wonderful Day comes to the Darkes Lane venue to delight audiences with sophisticated cabaret celebrating the life and music of one of Hollywood’s true legends.

The star of the show, and playing the glamorous superstar, is Airlie Scott, a critically-acclaimed London-based musical theatre actress and singer.

Leading her band, The Rhythm Boys, is the talented Andrew D Brewis, a jazz pianist/singer showman.

He’s joined by top London jazz musicians Francesco Corallini on drums and Terry Davis on bass.

Airlie said: “We’re so excited to be able to bring Wonderful Day to Potters Bar as part of our spring tour.

“I love playing Doris and it’s such an upbeat, feel-good show.

“It’s an antidote to all the doom and gloom in the news today, and toe-tapping, singalong stuff!

“Audiences have a ball.”

The Hollywood star and her films and music are still much loved by people of all ages.

Many remember her in her prime but others have grown to love Doris Day since, enjoying her songs on the radio and her films on the TV.

Even if you’ve never seen one of her movies, you’ve almost certainly heard one of her hits, which have in turn inspired contemporary singers.

Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps, for example, has been recorded by acts as diverse as The Pussycat Dolls, Buena Vista Social Club, Geri Halliwell and fellow Spice Girl Emma Bunton.

Tickets for this stylish musical cabaret tribute to Doris Day cost £14, and £13 concessions.

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