Win tickets to see Marti Pellow

PUBLISHED: 10:23 20 April 2011

Credit Simon Fowler

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HUGELY-SUCCESSFUL singer and songwriter Marti Pellow will make a hotly-anticipated return to the stage in Jekyll and Hyde, which will take in The Bristol Hippodrome on its latest tour.

The frontman of Wet Wet Wet will appear at the venue in the Robert Louis Stevenson-based tale from May 3-14.

Marti’s career began when he formed the band Wet Wet Wet with his school friends, which went on to become one of the most successful and highly-acclaimed groups in British pop history.

The band enjoyed consistent chart topping multi-platinum albums and has been nominated and won major industry awards, including the Ivor Novellos and The Brits.

The 1994 single Love Is All Around, featured on the soundtrack to the romantic comedy of the decade, Four Weddings and a Funeral and continues to be one of the top five highest selling singles and most played songs of all time in the UK.

As well as a critically-acclaimed solo career, Marti has gone on to star in the West End, on Broadway and on National Tour in the smash-hit stage musicals Chicago and The Witches of Eastwick, he also co-starred with Josh Groban in the TV and film special Chess in Concert and most recently gained huge personal accolades from his performance on BBC Radio 2’s Elvis Forever concert.

Glamorous, sexy and deliciously wicked in equal measures, Jekyll and Hyde is based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic gothic novella.

Pellow stars as the brilliant but obsessive scientist whose sadistic alter ego wreaks havoc across Victorian London in a dark tale of love, redemption and the seductive power of evil.

Written by Frank Wildhorn with book and lyrics by the Academy Award-winning composer Leslie Bricusse (Stop The World I Want to Get Off, Scrooge, Doctor Dolittle, Victor/Victoria, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory), and featuring the hit song This Is The Moment, the Broadway production of Jekyll and Hyde ran for over 1,500 performances between 1997 and 2001.

Tickets, priced £10-37, are available via www.kenwright.com

The Times has teamed up with The Bristol Hippodrome to offer four lucky readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to the show at 7.30pm on May 4.

To enter the competition, simply answer the following question: Which group did Marti front?

Send your answer on a postcard, along with your name, address and telephone number, to: Jekyll and Hyde competition, North Somerset Times, 32 Waterloo Street, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1LW, by 9am on April 28. Alternatively, click on the link at the top of the page to enter.

Usual Archant rules apply and the editor’s decision is final.

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