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Old 19-03-2012, 22:55
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And all is quiet on the Lee front as he enjoys some downtime after The Love Tour and filming for 'Bedlam'!

Here's a couple of great reviews from the last of Lee's recent concerts to whet the appetite for (hopefully) some more concerts in the summer

What's On Stage

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Old 12-04-2012, 11:52
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Lee is going to be in panto this year!

http://www.mayflower.org.uk/event.asp?show=panto12

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Old 28-04-2012, 22:30
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Lee is doing a concert with two other 'West End Men' and Kerry Ellis:-

https://glive.co.uk/online/default.a...1-DD7B36888DF5
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Old 25-05-2012, 10:50
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Lee is appearing in a Radio 2 Friday Night Is Music Night programme which is being recorded on 28th June and broadcast on 7th September:-

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01jvkw7
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Old 21-06-2012, 21:03
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Some great Lee updates on here nice thread
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Old 26-06-2012, 22:19
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Lee's "West End Men" concerts now have a website:

http://www.thewestendmen.com/index.html

So far five concerts have been announced:

Fort Regent, Jersey - 14 July
G-LIVE, Guildford - 18 July
Sir John Loveridge Hall, Guernsey - 28 & 29 July
The Sage, Gateshead - 20 November

More dates apparently to follow
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Old 26-06-2012, 22:28
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Lee will also be participating in the Olympic torch event in Chelmsford on 6 July, singing a song (called 'Gold of course!) especially composed for the event:

http://www.leemead.co.uk/news/view/c...elcome-olympic

Sounds like a fun event
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Old 25-07-2012, 18:59
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Lee's "West End Men" concerts now have a website:

http://www.thewestendmen.com/index.html

So far five concerts have been announced:

Fort Regent, Jersey - 14 July
G-LIVE, Guildford - 18 July
Sir John Loveridge Hall, Guernsey - 28 & 29 July
The Sage, Gateshead - 20 November

More dates apparently to follow
One further date has been announced for the West End Men - De Montfort Hall, Leicester on 23 November 2012:

http://www.demontforthall.co.uk/?cat_id=1&level=1

There are probably further dates to come - wish they would hurry up and announce the full list of dates!
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Old 28-07-2012, 13:22
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I found a few reviews of the West End Men in concert:

http://soliloquyblog.wordpress.com/2...men-guildford/

http://www.thepublicreviews.com/the-...ive-guildford/

http://mellowdaylondon.hubpages.com/...dford-Audience

I was at the Guildford concert and it was a fantastic evening with Lee, Kerry Ellis, Matt Rawle and Stephen Rahman-Hughes all in great voice. There was a good range of songs and some interesting arrangements which helped to keep even the most well-known material fresh. A particular favourite of mine was 'Bring Him Home', sung by all three men with some beautiful harmonies, and a rousing Bohemian Rapsody with the whole company on stage to end the evening
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Old 28-08-2012, 22:42
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Lee's next three West End Men concerts are now confirmed as:

Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow - Wednesday 14 November 2012

The Sage, Gateshead - Tuesday 20 November 2012

De Montfort Hall, Leicester - Friday 23 November 2012

Lee will be joined by Ramin Karimloo and Stephen Rahman-Hughes for these concerts. Interesting change of cast!
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Old 30-09-2012, 13:53
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Latest on Lee.

He's been in LA for castings, etc.

He came back for the Jack & The Beanstalk panto launch on the 18th Sept.

http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/leisure/s...k_of_the_town/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OksAMsXjcmE

Then he performed at the Lady Taverner's Ball on 21st.
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Old 01-11-2012, 22:44
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Lee is switching on the Christmas lights in Watford on Nov 8th:-

http://www.theharlequin.uk.com/Whats...ghts-Switch-on
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Old 12-12-2012, 20:46
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Lee is on This Morning tomorrow (13th Dec) with his panto co-stars Julien Clary and Nigel Havers.
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Old 14-12-2012, 18:16
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And to cheer up the thread, here are a few pics from Lee's recent UK concerts with The West End Men:

Lee on stage

All three WEM together

Lee with Ashleigh Gray - singing 'As Long As You're Mine' from Wicked

Full cast on stage at the Leicester concert

And a few (non-stage) photos from from WEM's recent trip to Singapore:

Gym Bunnies!

Lee with Joanna Ampil

After the gig
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Old 22-01-2013, 23:38
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Lee has just finished a four week run in Jack & The Beanstalk.

In a recent interview, he mentioned a possible album and tour for later this year. He also mentioned that he's planning on going back to LA in March to audition for TV and Film roles. Also, he's hoping for a West End Men tour at some point this year.
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Old 23-02-2013, 17:21
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I see Lee has a new official Facebook page which aims to provide information on what he is up to! Seems to be regularly updated (at the moment):

https://www.facebook.com/OfficiallyLeeMead

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Old 25-02-2013, 22:20
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From the Officially Lee Mead Facebook page, news of a couple of concerts coming up later in the year:

Bedworth Civic Hall, Warwickshire, Saturday 28 September 2013

(tickets already on sale here - http://civichallinbedworth.wordpress...10/04/30/5526/)

and

Camberley Theatre, Surrey, Friday 27 September 2013

(tickets not on sale yet but apparently special arrangements have been made for fans to purchase tickets before anyone else - anyone wishing to book tickets should ring 01276 707600 and quote FANCLUB on 11th MARCH from MIDDAY onwards. Tickets will then go on sale to Friends of the Theatre on 15th March and, at the end of March, the show will go on sale to the general public).

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Old 08-03-2013, 22:01
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And Lee's Facebook page has news of another concert in Cheltenham:

"We are delighted to let you know that Lee has been invited to perform at Cheltenham Town Hall on Sunday 29th September with his own show.

We have once again been able to get priority booking for you as Cheltenham have kindly agreed for Lee's fans to call the box office (ticket hotline 0844 576 2210) on MARCH 22ND quoting the reference LM2013. Tickets will then go on sale on 23rd March to the public."

Busy time for Lee with the concerts in Camberley and Bedworth the same weekend!
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Old 15-03-2013, 23:07
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And news of a fourth concert in September for Lee - at The Platform in Morecambe (box office: 01524 5828030):

http://www.shopccc.co.uk/130926-an-e...mead-854-p.asp

Apparently this isn't a tour as such - just a few one off concerts grouped together!
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Old 15-04-2013, 23:05
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Lee will be back in the West End very soon

His official Facebook page has announced:

"We are thrilled to announce that Lee will be starring in West End Men IN THE WEST END! From 25th May until 22nd June - book your seats now!

THE WEST END MEN
VAUDEVILLE THEATRE
25 MAY 22 JUNE
PRESS NIGHT 3 JUNE AT 7PM


Performances: Monday Saturday at 8.00pm
Saturday matinee at 3.00pm
Press Night 3 June at 7.00pm


Kerry Ellis is the 'special guest' for some of the dates and the rest of the 'men' are to be announced - presumably two will join Lee if the concerts follow the same format as last year's WEM concerts.

More information and tickets available from here:

West End Men
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Old 20-04-2013, 17:11
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Lee will be in Panto again at Christmas. This time as Robin Hood:-

http://www.theatreroyal.com/news_details.asp?newsid=659

Also, an interesting article/blog about the TV Casting Shows and their success in finding new talent.

http://www.lastminutetheatretickets....tre+Tickets%29

I think the Casting Shows were about getting people into the industry (or making the leap from understudy/ensemble to leading roles) with the goal of career longevity. Hence so many contestants are still in the industry and doing well, years after their Casting Show appearances. It was always a far more realistic proposition than the X-Factor/BGT type shows where it was all about becoming an instant Star.
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Old 07-05-2013, 23:58
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Lee has now announced a total of six solo concerts during August and September 2013. Here is a full list for easy reference:

Thursday 23rd August 2013 - Villa Marina, Royal Hall, Isle of Man Tickets

Tuesday 24th September 2013 - Shanklin Theatre, Isle of Wight Tickets

Thursday 26th September 2013 - The Platform, Morecambe Tickets

Friday 27th September 2013 - Camberley Theatre, Camberley Tickets

Saturday 28th September 2013 - Civic Hall, Bedworth Tickets

Sunday 29th September 2013 - Cheltenham Town Hall, Cheltenham Tickets

The female guest star who will be joining Lee is to be announced soon.

Good times ahead
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Old 09-05-2013, 21:44
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If anyone is interested in getting tickets to see the West End Men at the Vaudeville Theatre in London, the Lee Mead Appreciation Society is giving away some tickets for free!

TICKET GIVE AWAY - THERE ARE 5 PAIRS OF OPENING NIGHT (25 MAY 2013) TICKETS TO WIN, PLUS A PAIR OF TICKETS TO PRESS NIGHT (3rd JUNE 2013).

What was the last West End show that Lee starred in?

A) Legally Blonde
B) Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
C) Wicked


Send your answer A, B or C to lmasloppies@hotmail.co.uk with your full name.


The competition closes on 18 May.

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Old 10-07-2013, 11:45
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Lee's agents have just announced that he'll be doing a series of concerts at the Pheasantry in the King's Road, Chelsea, from 14-17 August.

https://www.facebook.com/OfficiallyLeeMead
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Old 15-07-2013, 18:35
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An additional date has been added to the Pheasantry run - Monday 19th August.
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