DIVA and vocal sensation Charlie Bicknell will be singing a special Christmas programme at the Marine Theatre Jazz in the Bar on Sunday, December 8.

The Jazz in the Bar Special - Christmas with Charlie Bicknell begins at 8.30pm.

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!

In addition to her extensive jazz repertoire from the likes of Cole Porter and Jerome Kern, expect some Christmas classics like Santa Baby, The Little Boy that Santa Claus Forgot and of course Nat King Cole’s Christmas Song.

*The Jazz in the Bar Special - Christmas with Charlie Bicknell, Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis, 8.30pm-10.15pm (bar open 7.30pm). Contact the box office for tickets. They cost £8 in advance or £12 on the door.