One Night Only

Adorable Dora/Call Me Merman



21 August 2022


“Tarts and barmaids, i just took whatever came along.”

West End Diva Rosemary Ashe pays tribute to two greats: national treasure Dora Bryan and musical theatre legend Ethel Merman,  Expect fun, music and laughter with excerpts from Dora’s best known shows and Ethel’s hit songs.

Olivier Award nominee Rosemary Ashe (The Phantom of the Opera, The Witches of Eastwick, Mary Poppins) and Paul Knight (42nd Street, Forbidden Broadway) star in these fascinating musical voyages.


Rosemary Ashe
Rosie has appeared in many West End productions including: Carlotta, the Prima Donna in the original cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘The Phantom of The Opera’, Madame Thenardier in ‘Les Miserables’, Cunegonde in ‘Candide’, Widow Corney in ‘Oliver!’, Hortense in ‘The Boyfriend’, Forbidden Broadway, Felicia Gabriel in ‘The Witches of Eastwick’ (for which she was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Supporting Performance in a Musical), Miss Andrew, the nasty nanny in ‘Mary Poppins’, Lottie Grady in ‘When We Are Married’ & Grandma Mole in ‘The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 & ¾’.
Paul Knight
Musical Director
As an actor musician Paul has appeared in 42nd Street, Forbidden Broadway, Call Me Merman, Adorable Dora, Grimsley and Tibbs, Champagne Charlie, A Tale of Cock and Bull, At the Drop of Another Hat, Two’s a Crowd and Here’s a How Dee Doo. As writer/composer Paul’s output includes the musicals Bunter, ‘Ello ‘Ello’ ‘Ello, Heroine, Rights of Man, Turn of the Screw, Jeopardy and his new musical Masque Macabre is being produced in 2023. Paul is co adapter and director of ‘Ode to Joyce’, and is at present creating a fusion opera for the Pakistani singer Saira Peter. As an educator Paul has worked with Birds College, Drama Studio London, GDSM, Arts Ed Fordham University and the NYMT. His vocal book ‘Sing’ is sold worldwide. He is a tutor at the Arts University Bournemouth.
Ben Stock
Ben has directed ME AND MY GIRL; I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE and TELL ME ON A SUNDAY at Frinton, Jessica Martin’s one woman show, CLUE for Paul Taylor Mills as well as ADORABLE DORA starring Rosemary Ashe. As an actor, he has appeared in musicals and plays in the West End and across the UK in shows such as GREASE; CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG; DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST; NOËL AND GERTIE; HELLO DOLLY; STEPPING OUT; LADY WINDERMERE’S FAN and GLORIOUS. Ben has played Ugly Sister in CINDERELLA for the last 13 years and won ‘Best Ugly Sisters’ in 2018 at the Pantomime Awards. His solo cabarets have played in London, in New York at Feinstein’s @ 54 Below and across the UK and Far East and he has produced two solo albums.


“Rosie is a marvellously colourful, sprightly, witty performer.”
Petroc Trelawney, BBC Radio 3