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The Seckerson Tapes: Kerry Ellis Interview

The Seckerson Tapes: Kerry Ellis Interview

Musical-theatre-diva-cum-rock-chick discusses collaborating with Brian May

Kerry Ellis: a musical-theatre-diva-cum-rock-chick
Kerry Ellis amassed a legion of adoring fans when she went "green" playing Elphaba in Stephen Schwartz's smash-hit musical both in London and on Broadway. But her pre-eminence as a musical-theatre-diva-cum-rock-chick was secured earlier still when Brian May, the celebrated lead guitarist of Queen, asked her to play Meat in the Queen/ Ben Elton show We Will Rock You. May quickly recognised a symbiosis between them and their CD single Wicked in Rock sprung a rip-roaring reimagining of "Defying Gravity" with Brian May's amazing guitar riffs a key feature.

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