Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 22 October 2014

I won’t disappoint on my comeback: Julie Andrews

Dame Julie Andrews is returning to the UK stage

Dame Julie Andrews has promised concert-goers they will not feel “short changed” by her performing comeback which will see the legend return to the UK stage for the first time in 30 years.

The 74-year-old star, whose famous voice was damaged 12 years ago after surgery to remove non-cancerous nodules on her vocal cords, said she would not be “blasting out” songs.

But the singer said she will have the backing of five guests and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Following the operation, the Mary Poppins star sued the New York surgeons and won £600,000 in an out-of-court settlement.

The star said the O2 arena audience would not be disappointed by the concert on May 8 next year.

“There will be five guests and a full symphony orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic, with 82 musicians,” Dame Julie said. “So I don't think the audience is going to be short changed in any way by me not singing full blast The Sound Of Music or something like that, which I won't be doing.”

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