Alex Sharpe – Leading Lights An Intimate Audience with..



Christine Scarry of Red Alchemy Theatre Company is thrilled to bring two giants of the West End to the Kilkenny stage for her concert series – LEADING LIGHTS – An Intimate Audience With …

The series comprises two solo shows where, in a beautifully intimate and pared back setting at The Watergate Theatre, we get an up-close-and-personal view of Broadway and West End star, Killian Donnelly – and the renowned Alex Sharpe – West End musical theatre star and lead vocalist with Celtic Woman.

Having worked closely with both Killian and Alex over many years, Christine is tremendously excited about bringing them to perform in her adopted hometown of Kilkenny City ….

“It is a major coup for us to have performers of such calibre to sing in this intimate setting … normally you’d be in an audience of about a thousand in a huge, anonymous space … here you will have a unique, personal experience listening to their wonderful voices and hearing their inspirational stories.  Not only are they immensely talented international artists, they are two of the warmest and funniest people you could ever meet.  And with the musical legend David Hayes (The Voice, Eurovision, Riverdance) on piano, a memorable occasion at our beautiful Watergate Theatre is guaranteed,”  Christine said.

At a tender age, Alex began her career in the coveted role of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin.  This was the start of what was to become an outstanding career in musical theatre.  She played Janet in The Rocky Horror Show, Young Sally in Stephen Sondheim’s Follies, and Jenny in Aspects of Love, before being asked to play Éponine in Les Misérables for Cameron Mackintosh and also in the Concert Tour of Les Misérables – for which she won wide acclaim.  Alex also created the role of Bernadette in the Andrew Lloyd-Webber/Ben Elton musical The Beautiful Game in London’s West End.

Alex has also sung with some of the most renowned orchestras in the world including the Icelandic Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Danish National Symphony, and the RTE Concert Orchestra.  Among her many recordings, her amazing voice can also be heard on the Evita film soundtrack with Madonna.

Amid her vast musical experience, Alex has found time to headline a concert for the Prince’s Trust in the Mayflower Theatre, England and, in 2006, she travelled to Chicago to début selections for the new Boublil and Schonberg musical, The Pirate Queen.

In more recent times,  Alex was seen as a lead soloist with the popular Irish phenomenon Celtic Woman – touring the whole of America since 2007.  She was also seen on the Celtic Woman: Songs from the Heart DVD filmed in the beautiful Powerscourt House and Gardens in Wicklow, Ireland.  Most recently, Alex created the role of Tess in the new musical drama Find Your Way Home at The Palace Theatre, Albany and Symphony Space, New York City.

Each show will have a VERY limited capacity (in strict compliance with all current Covid19 regulations) and will run for a duration of approximately eighty minutes (without interval).  There will be a matinée (3:30pm) and evening performance (7:30pm) on Sunday, 11th October (Alex Sharpe) and Sunday, 18th October (Killian Donnelly).

For further information, please contact:

Christine Scarry

Artistic Director – Red Alchemy Theatre Company


t: 087 2717235


  • Sunday 15 November
  • 3.30 & 7.30pm
  • €35