‘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. You may have seen her on BBC1’s The John Bishop Show, Partners in Rhyme or in the Children’s BAFTA award winning Ten Pieces. She can also be seen in the upcoming series of Richard Osman’s House of Games in autumn 2020.
Her radio credits include Radio 4’s The Now Show, Radio 3’s Essential Classics and coverage of The Proms. She 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.
2020 also saw the launch of #ZoologicalSociety, a concept album written by Vikki, that features a host of musical theatre stars, including Natasha Barnes (Funny Girl), Olivier Award winner Sharon D Clarke (Caroline, Or Change) Arthur Darvill (Once, Sweet Charity), Louise Dearman (Wicked, Evita), Evening Standard Award winner Tyrone Huntley (Jesus Christ Superstar), Lucie Jones (Waitress), Perrier Award-winning comedian and actor Jason Manford (The Producers, Curtains), Trevor Dion Nicholas (Aladdin, Hamilton), and Vikki Stone herself with the accompaniment of the London Musical Theatre Orchestra and Chorus.
During lockdown Vikki also developed a brand new live show, Funny Gals with Natasha Barnes, a history of women being hilarious in musicals which premiered at The Barn Theatre in Cirencester before commencing a regional tour.
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.
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.
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