West End Star Rachel Tucker is coming home for Christmas at the Cathedral

Rachel Tucker and Peter Corry
Rachel Tucker and Peter Corry Rachel Tucker and Peter Corry

Broadway and West End star Rachel Tucker is coming home for Christmas as she joins Peter Corry for this year’s highly anticipated Christmas at the Cathedral.

In addition to playing the iconic character of Elphaba in Wicked on London's West End, Rachel's career has also taken her to New York's Broadway, where she played Meg Dawson in Sting’s The Last Ship. Now she is sharing the role of Norma Desmond with former member of the Pussycat Dolls, Nicole Scherzinger, in Sunset Boulevard.

Although it would be safe to assume Rachel has grown accustomed to larger stages she is looking forward to performing in her hometown of Belfast this festive season. As St Anne’s Cathedral holds a special place in her heart.

“I married my husband here and it is such a truly beautiful location that really lends itself to the festive feel of the event. It’s been a long time since I performed at home and the home crowd is always incredible, the people of Northern Ireland always bring a special buzz to a show, and I get the bonus of catching up with good friends and family while I am here,” she said.

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Rachel will take to the stage on December 15 and 16 alongside Peter Corry and an ensemble of local talent, encompassing both seasoned professionals and rising stars of the stage. Including Northern Ireland Young Musician of the Year, 17-year-old, Evie Mills, as well as appearances from the BSPA Voices and the Adoro choir.

The talented cast promises a sensational performance. The perfect way to kickstart Christmas time.

Created by Peter Corry Productions, this almost sold-out event has three shows over a two-day period. Peter says it has become one of the highlights of his year, “I absolutely adore producing and performing in Christmas at the Cathedral. This show is magical, and I get to perform alongside incredible artists, who always quite literally raise the roof.

Rachel Tucker and Peter Corry
Rachel Tucker and Peter Corry Rachel Tucker and Peter Corry

“In the past, we’ve had The Celtic Tenors, Barbara Dickson, Ian McElhinney and now I look forward to spoiling audiences with this year’s performers. Rachel is such a well-established and huge star of the West End and Broadway, and her stunning voice will be exceptional to hear in the incredible surroundings of the cathedral. 

“Evie is an exciting new talent and I am confident she will have the audience in the palm of her hand. Alongside Evie and Rachel, we have, of course, lots more talented and familiar faces and there will be plenty of fun and surprises throughout the show.

“I always strive to do something different and unique, and I am confident that this year will deliver an enjoyable production, filled with festive songs and beautiful music for everyone to enjoy,” added Peter.

However, if Christmas carols are not your thing, there will be another opportunity to see Peter perform as he is once again bringing back his much-loved show ‘Thank you for the Musicals’, which will be touring in February and March of next year. Opening with four shows at the MAC, tickets are on sale now at Petercorryproductions.com.