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Killer Queen

Brenda Edwards

Brenda’s life changed forever when she entered The X Factor in 2005. She was the final woman and left the audience and judges spellbound week after week.

The ultimate acceptance by the public came when Brenda was presented with the Screen Nation Award in 2007 for Favourite Reality TV Star, which was a people’s choice award.

Brenda was snapped up to play the role of Mama Morton in Chicago - the Musical with the prestigious position of closing the show at the Adelphi Theatre and reopening it at the Cambridge Theatre. She received great acclaim for her portrayal of the prison warden and played the role for over a year. She has returned to play the role on a couple of occasions and was part of the 10th anniversary gala performance.

In 2007, Brenda created the role of Pearl Pastor in Carmen Jones at the newly renovated Royal Festival Hall, playing with both the London and Royal Philharmonic orchestras, for which she received amazing reviews. Following this season, Brenda was asked to headline a season of intimate concerts in the Festival Hall’s Clore Ballroom.

Brenda appeared as part of In Celebration of My Sisters at the Brixton Academy and as a special guest at the Cardiff Millennium Stadium in front of 40,000 people. She performed a sold-out concert Brenda Edwards; One Night Only at the world famous Ronnie Scott’s and three shows at London’s Pigalle Club. She supported Smokey Robinson in concert and performed as guest vocalist with The Motown Show, which toured throughout the UK. Brenda also made numerous performances in New York and on one occasion with the soul legends Ashford and Simpson.

Other highlights include recording a concert as special guest vocalist for BBC Radio 2 with the BBC Concert Orchestra.

She has performed for three consecutive years at Rochester Castle and also for three years at the Barbican with Brenda’s Gospel Christmas for Raymond Gubbay.

Brenda has appeared on several television shows including: Loose Women, The Weakest Link, The Wright Stuff on GMTV as a regular correspondent and, most recently, on Sing if You Can for ITV1.

Brenda was very pleased in 2010 to accept a leading role in Galt MacDermot’s Human Comedy for the Young Vic. She also released her long-awaited debut single, ‘You Know How to Love Me’.

Back in 2008, Brenda originated the role of Killer Queen on the first national tour of We Will Rock You, receiving great critical praise for her performance, which she is delighted to be reprising at the Dominion Theatre.
Twitter: @brenda_edwards

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