Christmas Concert – 16th December 2023

Brass and a Glass

Announcing our Special Guests……

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Actor/Musician Declan Bennett made his West End debut in the Boy George penned musical Taboo, where he played the lead role Billy opposite George himself before opening for him on his sold out UK tour.

He subsequently moved to New York to star as Roger in cult rock opera RENT on Broadway, the original cast of American Idiot, the original Guy in the West End production of Once, Jesus in the Olivier Award winning Regents Park Open Air Theatre production of Jesus Christ Superstar, Billy Bigelow in their brand new production of Carousel and most recently he starred in the Broadway production of Moulin Rouge! As the Duke De Monroth.

Alongside his theatre work and TV career as a series regular on BBC’s Eastenders as Charlie Cotton and Jonathan in the recent ITV crime drama The Long Call, Declan is also a fiercely independent singer songwriter, having released 5 albums and 4 EP’s on his own label CovBoy.

His current project Boy Out The City is his first solo theatre project, showcasing his incredibly unique, exciting and bold talents as a writer, poet and performer.

Fra Fee is an award-winning Irish actor and singer best known for his role as Kazi in the hit Disney+ series Hawkeye, set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Courfeyrac in Tom Hooper’s movie adaptation of Les Misérables.

Other screen appearances include Scrooge: A Christmas Carol (Netflix), Cinderella (Sony), Animals, Pixie, Boys from County Hell, Dalgliesh, As You Like It (NT Live), & Troubles. He next appears in Zack Snyder’s Rebel Moon, released on Netflix this December and Lost Boys & Fairies for BBC.

Fee’s numerous stage roles include The Emcee in Cabaret (The Kit Kat Club), the world premiere of Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman directed by Sam Mendes (Royal Court Theatre, West End & Broadway) for which he won a Whatsonstage Award for Best Supporting Actor In a Play; Translations; As You Like It (National Theatre); The Last Five Years, Putting It Together (Lyric Theatre, Belfast); Follies (Opéra de Toulon) Romeo & Juliet; My Cousin Rachel (Gate Theatre, Dublin); Candide (Menier Chocolate Factory); Follies (Opera de Toulon) & Les Misérables (Queens Theatre).