DIVA, temptress and vocal sensation Charlie Bicknell is a force to be reckoned with and will be singing at the Marine Theatre Jazz Brunch in Lyme Regis on Sunday April 23.

Charlie first became a household name playing Delilah in BBC2′s This Life, and subsequently starred as Scout in Ben Elton’s West End hit Popcorn.

While continuing to work as an actress for the National Theatre and rep around the UK, Charlie developed a parallel career singing jazz and her own brand of dark comic cabaret for a number of years.

Described by The Observer as “always delighting…with an amazing voice," Charlie has worked with fabulous singers such as Marie Wilson, Earl Okin, Anita Wardell and Alison Limerick. She has sung at London jazz venues Pizza on the Park, The Pheasantry and Ronnie Scotts, an accolade she shares with Philip Clouts who will be accompanying her at the piano.

Internationally she has performed at venues in Australia, (notably the basement of Sydney Opera House and a giant car park in Adelaide!) Hong Kong, Copenhagen, Dubai, Abu Dhabi; but nowhere as cosmopolitan as the heady heights of Lyme Regis, England! Expect a smoking selection of jazz favourites.

*Jazz Brunch with Charlie Bicknell, the Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis, Sunday April 23, from 11am to 1pm (two sets with an interval). Tickets cost £17 including hot brunch and coffee/tea. A vegetarian option is available. Call the box office to pre-book.