With special guest Beau Dermott from BGT “the girl with the million pound voice”
Thursday 14 December, 7.30pm
John Owen-Jones commands the stage’ - The Radio Times Feb 2017
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Following a sold-out solo tour, West End and Broadway sensation John Owen-Jones returns to Wales for this special show at St David’s Hall.
John deservedly received standing ovations each night, and this concert promises to be the perfect early Christmas present for all musical theatre fans.
Since appearing alongside Judi Dench in Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music at the National Theatre in 1995, John has been a leading light in musical theatre with leading roles in Les Misérables and The Phantom of the Opera. At the age of just 26, John became the youngest actor ever in the West End to play Jean Valjean in Les Mis, and he performed as the Phantom nearly 2,000 times!
He also appeared in the World Premiere of the brilliant Welsh musical Tiger Bay, and performed as the leading role of John Crichton-Stuart, which was written especially for him.
In June 2017, John released the breathtaking album, Bring Him Home: A Collection of Musical Favourites featuring old favourites and new tracks from Les Misérables, Miss Saigon and West Side Story.
Joining John as special guest is Beau Dermott – the 13-year-old singer who captured the nation’s hearts on Britain’s Got Talent and is described as “the girl with the million pound voice.” Beau is now mentored by Amanda Holden and signed to Decca Records, who will release her debut album Brave in August 2017. Her voice is now insured by Lloyd’s of London for £1million!
John said: “I had an absolute blast performing in Wales again. The audience response was amazing, and I enjoyed it so much that I'm coming back for more!”
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With special guest Beau Dermott from BGT the “girl with the million-pound voice”
Following a packed out solo tour in June, Wales’ own Broadway and West End leading man John Owen-Jones (Phantom/Les Miserables) has announced a new Christmas show, with dates in Cardiff and Llanelli.
John, who recently performed at Treorchy Parc and Dare Theatre, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Rhyl Pavilion and Blackwood Miners Institute, received standing ovations each night as he thrilled audiences with his inimitable voice.
For what is set to be an unforgettable evening of musical theatre, John’s special guest will be “the girl with the million-pound voice” – thirteen-year-old Beau Dermott. Beau shot to fame after giving a spellbinding performance on last year’s Britain’s Got Talent. Beau, who is now mentored by Amanda Holden and signed to Decca, is set to release her debut album “Brave” on 25 August and has had her unique voice insured by Lloyd’s of London for £1million.
John said: “I had an absolute blast performing in Wales again. The audience response was amazing and I enjoyed it so much that I'm coming back for more! I am so looking forward to these shows in December, a homecoming show in Llanelli, and then onto Cardiff at St David’s Hall. These shows promise to be something special.”
The tour is being promoted by Orchard Entertainment, current winners of Regional Promoter of the Year at the UK Live Music Business Awards. Orchard’s Dave Driscoll said: “We’ve worked with John on numerous occasions and audiences love him. I know he really enjoys coming home to perform, so there’s a treat in store this Christmas. With Beau as special guest too, what better way to get into the festive spirit than enjoying an evening listening to two exceptional voices put their stamp on musical favourites.”
About John Owen-Jones
John appeared in the world premiere of ‘Tiger Bay’, a brand-new Welsh musical commissioned by the Wales Millennium Centre in association with Cape Town Opera. John performed the leading role of John Crichton-Stuart, a role written especially for him, when this major new production played at the Artscape Theatre, Cape Town in May. The show will play at the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff in November 2017.
John Owen-Jones released a new album ‘Bring Him Home: A Collection of Musical Favourites’ on 9th June 2017. The album includes tracks from all three of John’s previous albums and also includes three brand new tracks, ‘Suddenly’ (Les Miserables) ‘Why God?’ (Miss Saigon) and ‘Maria’ (West Side Story),
At just 26, John became the youngest actor ever to play the role of ‘Jean Valjean’ in the West End and was the first British actor to play the role both in the West End and on Broadway. John Owen-Jones has also played ‘The Phantom’ in ‘The Phantom of the Opera’. He has played the role nearly 2000 times - more than any other actor in the history of the West End production.
John has released four albums, ’Bring Him Home’ in 2017, ‘Rise’ in 2015, ‘Unmasked’ in 2011 and ‘John Owen-Jones’ in 2009.
About Beau Dermott
Liverpool’s Beau shot to fame when her electrifying audition on Britain’s Got Talent earned her the golden buzzer from judge Amanda Holden – now Beau’s mentor – taking her straight into the live finals. Singing ‘Defying Gravity’ from the hit musical Wicked, the YouTube clip of her performance currently has an astounding 24 million views. She’s even got the backing from Idina Menzel, the original star of Wicked, who said: “OMG!! Beau Dermott you gave me chills with your performance of Defying Gravity”.
Beau was hand-picked by Dame Vera Lynn to open her 100th birthday celebration concert at the London Palladium earlier this year, in front of the Queen. It was here that she caught the attention of Decca Records when she performed a stunning rendition of ‘Glad Rag Doll’ – a song that Dame Vera had sung when she herself was a young girl.