Billie Holiday musical ‘engaging and moving’

Nina Kristofferson's 'Billie Holiday Story' EMN-140804-073615001
Nina Kristofferson's 'Billie Holiday Story' EMN-140804-073615001

An engaging, moving and intimate piece of musical theatre is brought to Grimsby Auditorium next week, as Nina Kristofferson tells the Billie Holiday story.

An exotic theatrical cocktail of songs and stories from the singer’s extraordinary but tragically short life, the show stirs up haunting memories, harrowing stories and glorious comic and uplifting moments from Holiday’s journey from poverty to stardom.

It also features some of Billie’s greatest songs: Strange Fruit, God Bless the Child, Lover Man, Don’t Explain, All of Me and many more.

The multi-talented British singer, actress and writer, Nina Kristofferson debuted her passionate and exhilarating, self-penned, one-woman show ‘Billie Holiday Story’ in 2011 at the Edinburgh Festival.

Following a sellout season at London’s Charing Cross Theatre last spring, she is now taking her critically acclaimed show to audiences around the UK.

Nina takes the title role and is accompanied by an outstanding band of jazz musicians led by MD/pianist Allan Rogers and featuring Martin Shaw on trumpet, Albert 
Gaza on tenor sax and clarinet, Phil Donnelly on double bass and Elliott Henshaw on drums.

Nina Kristofferson’s Billie Holiday Story is at Grimsby Auditorium next Wednesday, April 16.

Tickets from £24; call 0844 871 3016 log on to or visit the venue.