Michelle brings intimate one-woman show to EK
Fans of singing sensation Michelle McManus will get the chance to see an exclusive preview of her one-woman Edinburgh Fringe Festival show ‘Reloaded’ in East Kilbride this Friday.
The laugh-a-minute act at East Kilbride Arts Centre, on Saturday, July 18, will be an upfront take on life since winning Pop Idol and will include some of her all-time favourite songs.
With material from Shirley Bassey to Erasure, this evening of entertainment is set to have everyone singing along and laughing with Michelle, as she recounts some of the humorous ups and downs of her life as a TV reality show winner – from partying with Bono to singing for the Pope.
The show, co-written by comic Bruce Devlin, saw Michelle follow in the gallus Glesga footsteps of Elaine C Smith and Dorothy Paul with a one-woman performance at the city’s King’s Theatre.
Coatbridge girl Michelle told The Ticket Lanarkshire: “I’m delighted to be previewing my brand new Edinburgh Festival show in East Kilbride.
“After the massive success of Michelle McManus Reloaded at the Kings Theatre in March I decide to condense the show into a 50-minute Fringe performance.
“I needed somewhere to debut it before heading off to Edinburgh in August and I knew the Arts Centre in East Kilbride would be the perfect choice.”
The talented singer-songwriter, actress, columnist, radio DJ and television presenter revealed she has also decided to perform a live set of never before performed tracks from the debut album that took her to No1, The Meaning of Love.
Michelle released two singles ‘All This Time’ and ‘The Meaning of Love’ along with the release of the 2004 album.
“I never toured this album so it’s incredible that after 12 years I’m finally getting to sing these songs to a live audience”, said Michelle.
“It’s set to be a fantastic night with lots of laughs and maybe even a few tears too. I’ve reworked the show for this year’s Edinburgh Festival so you have an exclusive chance to see it first before it hits the Fringe in August.
“For the second half of our evening in East Kilbride I’ve decided to do a collection of songs from my Meaning of Love album and, of course, memorable hits from Pop Idol and maybe even a wee Q&A too. “It’s a real one-off intimate night.”
Tickets cost £12/£10.
Upfront Michelle reveals highs and lows of her glittering career