‘The bastard love child of Victoria Wood and Tim Minchin’ The Scotsman
VIKKI STONE is an award-winning musical comedian best known for her original comedy songs, as well as a presenter, actress, composer and voiceover artist.
In 2019, Vikki joined the creative team for the UK revival of High Fidelity at the newly launched Turbine Theatre. She also took her new solo show Song Bird to the Edinburgh Fringe followed by a UK tour and featured on Audible’s podcast comedy content from the festival. She is currently working on an original musical commission for the Royal & Derngate Northampton.
Vikki has also hosted two series of the official BBC Proms Podcast and presented their Facebook Live content with guests including Sir Tom Jones, Steps, Al Murray and Sophie Ellis Bextor.
Whilst training, Vikki attended prestigious music schools, Wells Cathedral School and The Royal Academy Of Music, and was awarded a Foundation Fellowship by Wells in 2013 and The Royal Academy Of Music have recently presented Vikki with the honour of Associate of The Royal Academy (ARAM), so she has more letters after her name, than in her name: VIKKI STONE PG DIP RAM LRAM ARAM.
With the support of funding bodies including Arts Council England and PRS, in 2016 Vikki wrote Concerto for Comedian & Orchestra which she performed at Glastonbury, the prestigious Waterfront Stage at Latitude Festival and The Pleasance Grand during the Edinburgh Festival. It has since been published by Faber & Faber. She also wrote her debut musical, Southbound, with Katie Mulgrew which debuted at The Other Palace in 2019, produced by Paul Taylor Mills and directed by Susie McKenna.
Vikki has also hosted The Amazing Sound Quest with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall and played Leroy Anderson’s Famous piece The Typewriter live to over 2,000 people.
TV appearances include BBC1’s Len Goodman’s Partners in Rhyme, ITV2’s Safeword, BBC1’s The John Bishop Show and voicing Bad Robots for E4. She was also seen in cinemas across the country as part of the BBC’s Children’s BAFTA award winning Ten Pieces. Her radio credits include BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show and BBC Radio 3’s Essential Classics amongst others.
Following two critically acclaimed pantomime seasons at The Lyric Hammersmith in 2016/17, Vikki joined the cast of Aladdin in Worthing for PHA for 2018 and will play the same role for The Deco Theatre in Northampton in 2019.
“Here it is Vikki Stone’s evil, green-faced Abanazer who steals the show” Claire Allfree, The Telegraph
“Stone is the knockout” Kate Maltby, The Times
Vice is exceptionally nice in the Lyric’s festive show, with Vikki Stone’s entertainingly rascally Abanazer taking centre stage over the dame. Stone so cleverly rubs the audience up the right way with her camp wickedness that you can’t help but take a shine to her… It’s Stone who steals the show” Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
The customary panto balance is thrown off kilter by a rather subdued Widow Twankey – and indeed everybody else – being entirely superseded by the magnificent Vikki Stone as Abanazer… If there’s a better panto performance this year, I’ll be astonished.” Fiona Mountford, The Evening Standard
“The standout performance of the evening, though, comes from Vikki Stone” Financial Times
“In comedian Vikki Stone, West London has found itself a proper panto superstar; a rival at last to Hackney’s great Dame Clive Rowe. Her baddie is the absolute business – so camply malevolent that she has to calm her own boos before the show can continue.” Matt Trueman, Whatsonstage.com