Songwriter extraordinaire Alexander Bermange takes our Sugar Rush Quiz

A stellar line-up of leading musical theatre artists are taking to the stage of The Hippodrome in London’s West End on Sunday 30th April to celebrate the comic songwriting of Alexander S. Bermange.

Last month, Alexander topped iTunes’s comedy album charts with Wit & Whimsy, a collection of his most popular songs performed by 23 stars of stage and screen (Simon Bailey, Lucy May Barker, Ian Bartholomew, Gina Beck, David Bedella, Tracie Bennett, Sanne den Besten, Christopher Biggins, Richard Carson, Anna-Jane Casey, Phil Daniels, Cassidy Janson, Amy Lennox, Sam Lupton, Miriam Margolyes, Craig Mather, Laura Pitt-Pulford, Nigel Planer, Ben Richards, Lauren Samuels, Oliver Savile, Gemma Sutton and Emma Williams).

Now, a number of the album’s artists – and an equally exciting selection of special guests, including Marianne Benedict, Kieran Brown, Stephanie Clift, Niki Evans, Sooz Kempner, Jemma Revell, David Ribi, Phillip Ryan and Rebecca Trehearn – are planning to join Alexander for a one-off show comprising highlights from the album and premieres of brand new material.

Alexander’s comedic musical creations range from portraits of crazy characters, to wry commentaries on contemporary life, to entertaining looks at aspects of musical theatre itself. Listeners to BBC Radio 4 and the BBC World Service will be familiar with his topical numbers on subjects ranging from general elections to cup finals to royal births.

What are you currently working on?

Wit & Whimsy – a live event featuring West End stars performing my comic songs

What is the one thing that has helped you to become successful?

Luck

What is your favourite Book?

My rhyming dictionary

What are you currently watching on TV?

A box set of The Muppet Show

Would you choose the cinema, theatre or a restaurant for a night out?

It would depend on the film, show or type of food!

What’s your favourite sweet?

Lindor Chocolate Balls

What did you want to be when you were a child?

A postman, then stuntman, then performer, then writer

What was the naughtiest thing you did when you were a child?

Took an afternoon off school to go to a Michael Crawford album signing

What is your proudest achievement to date?

My album Wit & Whimsy reaching no. 1 in iTunes’s comedy album chart last month

What’s next?

A holiday!

Alexander S. Bermange and Friends will be appearing at The Hippodrome on Sunday 30thApril at 7.30pm. For further information and tickets, please call 0207 769 8888 or visit http://bit.ly/2p6EFt2.

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