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Annalene Beechey

Annalene Beechey

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Annalene trained at The Bull Alley Theatre Company in Dublin where she played Feste in Twelfth Night and Adele in Lorca’s The House of Barnarda Alba.

Annalene started her professional career at the age of 18 understudying Cosette in the First National Touring Company of Les Misérables in Dublin/Edinburgh and later went on to play the role at the Palace Theatre London for two years. Annalene was then invited to perform Cosette in the concert version on three occasions, at Hylands Park Chelmsford opposite Ruthie Henshall and Frances Ruffelle, Cardiff Castle with Peter Karrie and more recently at The New Odyssey Arena in Belfast opposite Jeff Leyton and Joanna Ampil.

Her recent theatre credits include Miss Chasum in the World Premiere of Alan Ayckbourn/Dennis Kings' Awaking Beauty (Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough), Annette in the World Premiere of Boublil/Schonberg/Legrand’s Marguerite opposite Ruthie Henshall (Theatre Royal Haymarket, London), Pat Collins in the World Premiere of Moon Landing (Derby Playhouse), Standby Glinda in Wicked (Apollo Victoria, London), Cinderella in Into the Woods (at the Derby Playhouse), Alice in Carl Davis’ version of Alice in Wonderland (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Molly Cassidy in the World Premiere of The Ha’penny Bridge (The Point, Dublin), Belle in Disney’s’ Beauty and the Beast (National Tour, including The Point in Dublin) and previously at the Dominion Theatre London with Gemma Craven. She has played Anne Egerman in Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music and Dorothy in the RSC version of The Wizard of Oz (both at Leicester Haymarket), Johanna in the Celebrated Anniversary Concert of Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd (Royal Festival Hall, London) opposite Len Cariou, Davis Gaines, Judy Kaye and Pia Douwes, Belle in A Christmas Carol (Theatre Royal, Nottingham) opposite Anton Rogers, the alternate Christine in The Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty’s’ Theatre, London) and Sadie Sears/understudy Julie Jordan in Royal National Theatre’s Carousel (Shaftesbury Theatre, London).

Further concert appearances as a soloist include: the RTE Bank of Ireland Proms in Songs From the Oscars and Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, with the The Royal Air Force Massed Bands across Britain (including performing at The Royal Albert Hall in London), with West End International (in Washington, Atlanta, Birmingham, Paris, Glasgow, Nottingham and Sweden), Mahattan Music (in Croatia), Just Me & Them: The Music of Scott Alan (Leicester Square Theatre) alongside Scott Alan, and special guest at Stephanie J. Block in Concert (New Players Theatre).

Annalene is a regular guest soloist on BBC Radio 2's Friday Night Is Music Night, more recently played Susie Dean in The Good Companions (BBC Radio 3), and Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady opposite Anthony Andrews (Northern Sinfonia, Liverpool Philharmonic, RTE Concert Orchestra) all under the baton of John Wilson.

In October 2009, Annalene released her long-awaited debut album. Close Your Eyes features an enchanting selection of songs from leading British & American composers and can be ordered directly through her website, on iTunes and at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/annalenebeechey. For more information, visit http://www.annalenebeechey.com/.

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