Kerry and Collabro headline new outdoor festival

Published: 18 March 2023
Reporter: Steve Orme

Kerry Ellis

Kerry Ellis and Collabro will headline Gaiety Musical Theatre Festival, “the UK’s first outdoor festival dedicated to all things stagey”, which will be held in Warwickshire.

Other acts appearing on the main stage include Lee Mead, Marisha Wallace, Cassidy Janson, Lauren Samuels and Sophie Evans. They will perform their favourite musical theatre songs accompanied by the London Musical Theatre Orchestra.

Festival producer Mike Wilson said, “the countdown is well and truly on to the UK’s first showtunes music festival and we’re delighted to announce exciting news about the incredible day of musical theatre entertainment that festivalgoers can look forward to.

“Gaiety Festival will bring the best of musical theatre to the stunning grounds of Ragley Hall in Warwickshire, a magnificent stately home near Shakespeare’s birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon.”

Shona White and Jenna Lee-James will be the headliners on the variety stage which will also feature showcases of new works Luna the Musical and Somewhere.

A third stage, the community bandstand, will showcase Midlands talent. Gaiety Musical Theatre Festival will be held on Sunday 30 April at Ragley Hall, Alcester, Warwickshire.