West End and Broadway sensation Rachel Tucker makes her debut at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe in two intimate concerts at the Pleasance. Fresh from her first UK Tour, Rachel brings her fabulous voice and charm to Scotland for the first time in this intimate evening packed with her favourite songs. Expect an unforgettable night from one of the UK’s leading entertainers as never before.
Rachel is best known to theatre fans for playing the lead role of Elphaba in hit musical Wicked, a role she played longer than any other actress, winning huge critical acclaim including the 2011 Whatsonstage.com Award for ‘Best Takeover in a Role’. After playing over 900 performances in London’s West End, Rachel transferred to Broadway to reprise the role at the Gershwin Theatre winning the Broadway.com Audience award for ‘Best Female Replacement’. In 2016, Rachel returned to the West End production to play the lead as part of the special 10th Anniversary cast.
Rachel has just been awarded a fellowship from the Royal Academy of Music, where she originally trained. Since first coming to the public’s eye on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s BBC show I’d Do Anything, she has performed in numerous musicals and plays including We Will Rock You (Dominion), Communicated Doors (Menier Chocolate Factory) and a leading role alongside Michael Esper and Jimmy Nail in Sting’s musical The Last Ship (Broadway). She recently performed in Two (Bridge House Theatre) where she is co-Artistic Director and in Songs and Solidarity, a star-studded concert at Trafalgar Studios in aid of those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire. On Television she has sung on BBC Last Night of the Proms, ITV’s Dancing on Ice, West End Live, The Olivier Awards and BBC Children in Need
These one-off intimate concerts provide a rare chance to see Rachel up close and personal and give fans the opportunity for a unique evening with the acclaimed singer and actress. Directed by husband Guy Retallack, the award winning actress and singer takes the stage with Kris Rawlinson at the piano
Following her sell-out first solo tour, Rachel Tucker: Live in Concert, Rachel received countless requests to bring the tour to Scotland. She’s delighted to come to Edinburgh saying ‘we’ve been trying for months to be able to get to Scotland. I’m absolutely thrilled to be performing two concerts at the world famous Edinburgh Fringe and it’s going to be an unforgettable evening.’
Rachel Tucker: Unplugged is produced by 21 theatre in association with Climar productions. 21 theatre has, over the past 3 years, become one of leading producers of music at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. From producing a single show in 2014, 21 theatre is now producing or co-producing six shows at this year’s festival.