WA-born Simone Craddock was based in London for 20 years, performing in Europe’s most prestigious venues, including Ronnie Scotts, Houses of Parliament, and Australia House. She has a presence born of leading roles on the West End stage & International tours of Annie, Jesus Christ Superstar, Dirty Dancing, and Hello Dolly! Simone played the Edinburgh Fringe & London Jazz Festival, returning home to win the 2020 Music & Musicals Award for her FRINGE WORLD debut, Nina, Love Simone. Since then, Simone has produced and starred in sold-out seasons at State Theatre Centre of WA and Government House Ballroom. She has performed as guest soloist with Perth Symphony Orchestra, starred in Cabaret De Paris at His Majesty's Theatre, and recently sang Australia's National Anthem at Government House.
Ella & Louis! Simone Craddock and Adam Hall
About this event
1956. The streets of America are humming with civil unrest and change. As the world turns, two of its brightest stars walk into Capitol Studios, and just for a moment, time stands still...
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong defined an era and standard of musicianship that have delighted fans & inspired musicians for generations. Against a backdrop of uncertainty, they created something beautiful and ageless, transcending the times they were living in.
Winners of the FRINGE WORLD Music & Musicals Award, Simone Craddock (2020) & Adam Hall (2019), accompanied by Adrian Galante at the piano, come ‘cheek to cheek’ to pay homage to the greatest musical pairing of all time, Ella & Louis!
"Enchanting and delightful!" ★★★★★ Fringefeed, 2021
"Absolutely brilliant!" ★★★★ Seesaw Mag, 2021