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. Most recently, Vikki hosted her second 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. She also had a regular live slot on Mary Anne-Hobbs BBC 6 Music weekend breakfast show during The proms.
Following her critically acclaimed debut in Aladdin at The Lyric Hammersmith last year, it has just been announced that Vikki will return in 2017 as this year’s baddie, Fleshcreep.
With the support of funding bodies including Arts Council England and PRS, Vikki recently wrote and performed Concerto for Comedian & Orchestra which had its world premiere at Wells Cathedral’s new concert hall in May 2017 before playing Glastonbury, the prestigious Waterfront Stage at Latitude Festival and The Pleasance Grand during the Edinburgh Festival . She also hosted The Amazing Sound Quest with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall in June, and played Leroy Anderson’s Famous piece The Typewriter live to over 2,000 people.
Her recent 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 project alongside Pixie Lott and Clara Amfo.
Vikki is a former member of the National Youth Music Theatre, and has appeared in many stage plays and musicals including Sweeney Todd, Beauty and The Beast, The Firebird and many others, as well as acting for kids TV shows such as Titch and Ted, Dick and Dom’s Hoopla, and CBBC’s Comedy Palace. In 2011, Vikki won the Soho Theatre Stand-Up Award and her debut show the same year was nominated for Best New Show at the Leicester Comedy Festival, and her subsequent shows enjoyed sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and Soho Theatre as well as on tour. 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.
‘The bastard love child of Victoria Wood and Tim Minchin’ The Scotsman
Press for Aladdin at The Lyric Hammersmith (Dec 2016)
“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