*Please note that Beverley Knight will not be performing on Sunday 24th July and both performances on Thursday 28th July.
Queen of British Soul Beverley Knight has been one of the UK's most consistent artists for over two decades, scoring several Top 10 albums, including the platinum selling Voice: The Best Of Beverley Knight. She has sold over a million albums in the UK, including four gold certified albums. Her most recent studio album Soulsville (released 2016) went straight into the UK Top 10, whilst her celebration of 25 years in music for BK25: Beverley Knight with The Leo Green Orchestra at The Royal Festival Hall was testament to her career of hits.
She was awarded an MBE by the Queen in 2007 for services to British music and charity, has won three MOBO Awards, and been nominated for Best Female at the Brit Awards three times as well as for the prestigious Mercury Music Prize.
In recent years, Wolverhampton born Knight has forged a formidable parallel career in theatre. Her highly acclaimed West End debut was in the starring role as Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard in 2013. In 2014 she received an Olivier Award Nomination as Best Actress in a Musical for her much praised role, of Felicia Farrell in the Tony winning hit show Memphis The Musical. The production won Best New Musical at the 2015 Whats On Stage Awards and received more Olivier nominations than any other West End show in 2015. In October 2015 at the request of Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber she joined the cast of Cats, playing the iconic role of Grizabella for an 11 week run at The London Palladium. In 2017 she reprised the lead role in The Bodyguard in another successful run of the production in both London and Toronto. In September 2018 Beverley starred in a new production, Sylvia, at London’s iconic Old Vic Theatre, in which she played the role of Emmeline Pankhurst to huge acclaim. 2021/2022 saw Beverley lead The Drifters Girl at the Garrick Theatre as Faye Treadwell, the formidable manager of soul group The Drifters. For her performance, Beverley earned her second Olivier Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical, while the production was nominated for Best New Musical.
Beverley collaborated with West End stars Cassidy Janson (Beautiful: The Carole King Story) and Amber Riley (Dreamgirls), for Songs From The Stage by Leading Ladies, giving their stunning versions of classic female-centric songs from musical theatre. The album went Top 10 and was certified silver a few weeks after its release on 2017.
Her outstanding live performances have gained her a legion of famous fans over the years, from David Bowie to Prince, Stevie Wonder to Quincy Jones. She has collaborated on stage and on record with the likes of Prince, Jamiroquai, Bryan Adams, Ronnie Wood, Carlos Santana, Andrea Bocelli, Jools Holland, Jamie Cullum, Joss Stone, Take That, Chaka Kahn & Marvin Gaye.
Knight has toured the UK several times in her own right and has sold out London’s Royal Albert Hall on three occasions, debuting there in 2007. She wowed a viewing audience of 1 billion with an outstanding rendition of the song “I Am What I Am" in the finale of the London 2012 Paralympics Opening Ceremony.
Her broadcasting work includes presenting four series of Radio 2 show Beverley’s Gospel Nights, and two series of hit BBC1 show Just The Two Of Us. She is currently a panel judge on ITV’s new hit talent series Starstruck.
Beverley recently appeared in the all star cast of Amazon's new live action movie version of Cinderella (2021), with Camila Cabello in the title role. She also appeared in a cameo role in the Channel 4 pilot Big Age.
Beverley is an ambassador for the charity Plan UK who help individuals sponsor a child’s welfare and promoting equality for girls in countries across the globe