Blackburn Empire Theatre, Aqueduct Road, Blackburn, United Kingdom
Pure Bassey is a smash hit theatre production that is widely accepted as the foremost tribute show in the world to Dame Shirley Bassey. The award winning Miss Julia Martin, who was recently voted by the Agents Association as the UK’s No1 Shirley Bassey tribute, is the only DSB tribute in the world that uses a collection of stunning original Bassey gowns throughout her show. These gowns were worn by Shirley throughout her glittering career, and include the world famous Gypsy Gown, created by Douglas Darnell. Each of these gowns helps to create the illusion of Shirley herself being on stage, and between them they span over 50 years of Shirley’s success.
The show has been described by theatre audiences as totally authentic in every way, and not only captures Shirley’s incredible stage presence, power ballads, and magnetism, but also delivers a spectacular evening of entertainment, that no true Bassey fan will want to miss. Dedication and meticulous attention to detail is what makes this theatre performance so special, and Julia’s amazing ability to mimic not just the voice, but also the Bassey mannerisms and extravagance of gowns will leave you thinking that you have seen the original artist. This spectacular sound, light and visual production, brings to life the inspiring and incredible story behind Shirley’s glittering career, and ‘Pure Bassey’ has taken Julia around the globe, entertaining for Heads of State, Cruise Companies and Leading Hotels of the World.
"All I can say is OMG! The show was AWESOME!!!"
… Sky Television Cruising With The Stars
"What a World Class Performance"
… The Stage
"What stunning gowns and such an incredible voice"
… The BBC
The show is also raising money for the Autism Unseen Tall Ships Challenge, where teams of autistic youngsters accompanied by team buddies will crew and race around the UK in a 70 foot Challenger racing yacht. This is one of Autism Unseen’s most ambitious challenges to date, and the first time that a challenge of this nature has ever been set.