The producers of Ferris & Milnes, the musical theatre comedy cabaret performed by Dominic Ferris and Martin Milnes, are delighted to announce the duo’s 2016 residency at the St. James Studio, London. To coincide with the announcement, an exclusive new video of Ferris and Milnes’ ‘33 Sondheim Numbers in 5 Minutes’ has been released, giving theatre-lovers the chance to see the medley which was performed live to great acclaim, at Sondheim’s 85th Birthday Gala at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.
The first show of the St. James Studio residency will be Ferris & Milnes: Live at the St. James – Let’s Go On With The Show!, which will be performed for two nights only, on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 January. The production offers an eclectic and vitality-packed musical programme, ranging from the Golden Age of Broadway and Hollywood to current favourites and pop classics, all performed in Ferris & Milnes’ original musical arrangements. The numbers sit alongside Dominic’s and Martin’s unique brand of ‘banteriffic’ comedy, which has always found audiences ‘expecting the unexpected’. Ferris & Milnes will perform further shows on Saturday 26 March and Tuesday 26 April. Details of these shows, and further dates, are to be announced.
Ferris and Milnes were invited to the St. James Studio by St. James Theatre’s Creative Director James Albrecht following their sell-out performances at The Pheasantry, and their show-stopping turn at Stephen Sondheim’s 85th Birthday Gala at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. An exclusive studio version of the “33 Sondheim Numbers In 5 Minutes” medley, which Ferris & Milnes devised and performed as a unique tribute to the acclaimed composer, is now available to watch below:
Dominic Ferris and Martin Milnes are a unique combination. Dominic is a pianist extraordinaire, regularly showcasing his skills touring the world as one half of The Piano Brothers – his Steinway & Sons accredited piano duo. Martin has ‘two voices’- excelling as both a tenor and in his acclaimed falsetto register, having diversely crossed the musical worlds between West End and opera. Together, Dominic and Martin combine comedy, music and vocals in a dynamic cocktail of explosive Broadway glamour and fun.
The St. James Studio residency is produced by Richard Douglas Productions, and created and devised by Dominic Ferris and Martin Milnes.
Photo: Samuel Black Photography