Award winning, critically acclaimed, Iestyn brings Madame Galina, the Prima Ballerina to Siren Nights I on Friday 7 August
Iestyn Edwards is a stage and TV writer/performer, published poet and journalist, best known for character Madame Galina, the Prima Ballerina, who most recently has entertained troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Award winning, critically acclaimed performer and published author. Humphrey Burton, CBE, former Head of Music and Arts, BBC TV, writes: 'Nobody gives me greater pleasure than Iestyn Edwards when it comes to putting together a popular song recital.
'Vocally and dramatically fabulous!' What's On North
'An amazing Hunding...' Dorota Kozinska
'The audience howled with laughter, stamped and cheered!' The Times
'His singing makes me cry every time.' Joanna Lumley
'You were the highlight of my wedding. You looked beautiful, your ballet was fantastic and your routine was utterly hysterical. Thank you so very much!' Lady Antonella von Brasz, wedding for Henry Bonas Events
Interactive, high energy, with spectacular ballet, a world class baritone and a barrage of one-liners. Madame Galina Ballet Star Galactica takes the classic ‘I need a volunteer from the audience’ conceit and knocks seven bells out of it. She is brilliantly 'supported' by Iestyn Edwards, baritone and teller of tallish tales, with his wide song repertoire and tales of touring variety venues with his Welsh country and western singer father and failed operatic and stage psychic mother. He is the author of the best-selling memoir of Madame Galina in Iraq and Afghanistan: My Tutu Went AWOL.
‘A tour de force, irrepressible variety turn!’ The Sun
'Spot on...essential viewing.' Evening Standard
'The audience howled with laughter.' The Times