Since rocketing to fame as a finalist on the BBC’s talent show themed television series I’d Do Anything in 2008, Samantha Barks has starred in some of the most loved productions on the West End stage and beyond. Widely acclaimed for her breathtaking voice and emotive power, Samantha’s heart-rending portrayal of Eponine in Les Misérables earned her an international reputation as a world-class interpreter of song.
Now with over twenty million hits on both Spotify and Youtube and universally lauded touring productions of ‘Oliver!’ and ‘Cabaret’ under her belt, Samantha Barks presents her eponymous debut album.
Driven by her passion for musical theatre and the timeless songs it has inspired, the album brings together the grand and great melodies of the genre into one spellbinding set. Released on June 10th 2016 by United Agents Records - the album promises to bring a fresh spark to old favourites, as Samantha lends her own lively and modern approach to songs such as ‘As Long As He Needs Me’ (from Oliver), ‘This House Is Empty Now’ (written by Burt Bacharach and Elvis Costello), and of course, Les Misérables’ ‘On My Own’.
There have been 50m+ streams of Barks’ performances on stage and screen including her star-making turn ‘On My Own’ from Les Miserables (2013). She also has a sell-out UK tour in June 2016.
Tour Dates 2016:
08th Jun - Theatre Royal, Norwich
11th Jun - Gaiety Theatre, Isle Of Man
13th Jun - Churchill Theatre, Bromley
14th Jun - Grand Theatre, Swansea
16th Jun - Floral Pavilion, Liverpool
18th Jun - The Capitol, Horsham
20th Jun - New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham
24th Jun - Shoreditch Town Hall, London
25th Jun - G Live, Guildford
26th Jun - Richmond Theatre
28th Jun - Leeds City Varieties
29th Jun - Lancaster Grand
30th Jun - The Botanics, Summer 16, St Andrews
Samantha Barks new CD available to purchase