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Rising star Ruby Lyon returns to Hamilton for one-night-only concert

After a year of climbing the barricade on the Les Misérables UK Tour, Hamilton’s own Ruby Lyon is returning to her hometown of Hamilton for a one-off concert on Monday 16 December. Ruby is collaborating with local musical theatre favourites; Julia Booth (Phantom of the Opera) and Alex Pelham-Waerea (Sweet Charity, We Will Rock You), with accompaniment by David Sidwell and his band Jeremy Trenwith and Michael Schroeder, to present An Evening in with Ruby Lyon.

“The idea behind the concert is for people to join us for an evening of musical celebration as an end-of-year wind down” says Lyon. “The last concert I did in Hamilton was fundraising for my Masters in Musical Theatre at the Royal Academy of Music, so it’s nice to be doing a concert with a focus on fun not funds this time around”.

The perfect night out for musical theatre fans and non-fans alike, An Evening in with Ruby Lyon will treat audiences to a mixture of songs from well-known musicals.

“The Hamilton Musical Theatre scene played a massive part in getting me to where I am today so in a way this gig feels like I’m coming full circle” say Lyon. “Since my Hamilton musical theatre days I’ve gone on to do some pretty awesome things and it’s nice to pay homage to where it all began”.

“Awesome things” being a bit of an understatement, Ruby has been aptly living up to the expression ‘rising star’ with her performing career so far. Lyon’s performance credits include playing Ashley Whitley on Shortland Street (2017), co-writing and staring in Auckland Fringe Festival show And So It Goes with direction by Jennifer Ward-Lealand (2017), as a vocalist on the film soundtrack for Buñuel in the Labyrinth of Turtles (2018) and most recently playing Cover Fantine/Ensemble in West End Tour of Les Misérables (2018-2019).

An Evening in with Ruby Lyon will be running at The Meteor Theatre on Monday 16 December  at 6:30pm. Due to the one-night-only nature of the event audiences are encouraged to book in advance to avoid disappointment. Tickets for the concert are $25 Adult and $20 Concession (Seniors, under-25) and can be found, along with further information on the concert, at http://themeteor.co.nz/event/an-evening-in-with-ruby-lyon/

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