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Ceri Dupree has been delighting audiences worldwide for almost 30 years.  His unique talents have led him through musical theatre, pantomime, summer seasons, television and cabaret. There isn't an audience (age or type!!!) that he hasn't played to.


He has performed at various major venues throughout England, Ireland, Scotland and his birthplace Wales including numerous appearances at top class hotels like The Savoy, The Dorchester, The Churchill, The Landmark and Claridges.


International work has included appearances in Greece, France, Holland, Spain, Germany South Africa and the Seychelles.


Ceri has appeared in many West End nightclubs including The Café de Paris, Talk of London, The Stork Club, Le Beat Route, Ronnie Scott's and Pizza on the Park, He appeared twice nightly, six nights a week (and never missed a show!) for two years at the world famous Madame Jo Jo's in London's West End, followed by three years at Minsky's music hall in Cardiff. His extensive repertoire of theatre shows include Hello Dolly, Rock Hard(60's Tribute show), Hot Stuff, a 70's tribute show (5 seasons and 2 national tours), The Ultimate Hen Party (season and national tour),The Wizard of Oz (as the most glamorous wicked witch!) and The Rocky Horror Show (as Frank-n-Furter of course!!!).


Ceri has written and produced his own shows; Extraordinaire, Ladies of Legend, Brenda: A Star is Torn, Eager Divas, The Ceri Dupree Spectacular, Duprees a crowd!, Totally Frocked Up! and Missleading Ladies to name but a few.


One year saw him travel throughout the UK in cabaret, a one-man theatre tour and a series of corporate events with shows in Portugal, Johannesburg, Athens and Myknos


On television, Ceri wowed the audiences with his four-part television show for ITV called Ceri Dupree Unfrocked and has also appeared on numerous chat shows, light entertainment shows as well as hundreds of radio shows and press interviews.


Over the years he has impersonated almost every major female star, from Marilyn Monroe to Madonna, Shirley Bassey to Barbara Cartland, Tina Turner to the UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher! He has also sent up Cruella De Ville, Snow White, the Wicked Queen, and Belle (from Beauty and the Beast) during his show Dupree's Disney Diva's. Variety is certainly not dead - we also have Her Majesty The Queen of England, Jordan and his newest addition, Amy Winehouse!


Ceri Dupree is certainly more than a comic in a frock, his singing, dancing, acting, impersonation and stand-up comedy display a talent that blasts the notion of dressing up in drag clean off the stage. His shows are elegant, professional and extremely funny, as a reviewer once said… "The frocks are fabulous, the wigs wonderful, the voice versatility itself, Ceri Dupree illuminates people rather than merely impersonating them, walking a fine line between character and caricature, never being anything less than hugely funny with sharp wit, human perception and high energy!!!"


In 2005, his time was spent in Rhodes at the Kingsize Cabaret Theatre for a 24-week season with his show The Full Diamonte, followed by an autumn theatre tour, with his new show The Ladies I Love. There was also cabaret and corporate events for a host of organisations including Versace, McDonalds and Virgin.


Pantomime credits are plentiful and the last few years have seen him as Queen Passionella in Birmingham, Plymouth, Nottingham and Cardiff for Qdos with the great Joe Pasquale. Last year was filled with shows in South Africa, Malta, Majorca and a short tour with his show The ladies I Love followed by a self-penned comedy play Brenda’s Big Night Out. Ceri opens in Hot stuff (the sizzling 70s Musical) in Leicester for a 6 week run in April 2013 and he plans to revisit Brenda’s Big Night out again later in the year. The most recent addition to his line-up of ladies is the glorious Lady Ga Ga!......next on the list is Adele......look out!!


Future plans include a play about the late great Bette Davis, and a play based on the life of the legendary Danny La Rue (entitled Don't Miss La Rue). Plans to open his own Cabaret/Restaurant, called Dupree's are well underway, and his future ambitions are to work in Las Vegas and to play the lead in the musical La Cage Aux Folles.

Ceri Dupree Biography