10 Mar My Tutu Went Awol! Iestyn Edwards new book
We are super excited that Iestyn Edwards will be performing his one man show at INK Festival weekend.
Iestyn Edwards book, ‘My Tutu went Awol’ is now on sale, with a launch date on 21st April at the Aldeburgh book shop in Aldeburgh, Suffolk.
‘The audience howled with laughter, stamped and cheered!’ The Times
‘Read the room perfectly to get belly laughs from us all!’ Team Origin
‘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
Iestyn’s early experience came touring with his Country and Western singer father, Terry, and banned stage psychic mother, Eirwen. He sang Please, Help Me, often on Variety bills, usually with a troupe of all singing animal puppets featuring Ernie Emu that belted out “Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better”while Jessica Giraffe took her knickers off.
Iestyn retired from Ponderosas countrywide aged twelve to take up a Hammerstein Chantership at Southwark Cathedral.
He had his formal adult training at Guildhall. During Rag Week, he first performed as Madame Galina and was quickly asked to leave college. He sang seasons with British Youth Opera and gave recitals at Southwark Cathedral, Loseley Hall and the Chelsea Arts Club.
As Madame Galina he headlines at the Barbican, Royal Opera House Clore Studio, Cafe de Paris, the Hippodrome Leicester Square, et al. He was twice runner up in the London Cabaret Awards Best Speciality and Best Alternative act categories. He tours internationally in My Tutu’s Gone AWOL! and in his prize-winning autobiographical play The Ballad of the Pant Shaking Belter. He has been published in The Times and the Mail on Sunday. Joanna Lumley chose his recording of “Tom Bowling” for her second Desert Island Discs programme.
To read more and find out how to order a copy of ‘My Tutu Went Awol’