Fiona-jane is an actress, singer and cabaret artist. She is also a cabaret coach, director and interviewer.
"..performed with charm and wit..." ****The Times
“..always entertaining, though at times, utterly bizarre!” ****Remote Goat
"Her audience rapport is fantastic" British Theatre.com "She also uses song as a vehicle to tell stories and explore the emotions and motivations of a character. Her performance of A TASTE OF HONEY is one example of this, resulting in a rousing applause from the audience." Frankly My Dear
. Fiona-Jane Weston is a London based actress, singer, writer and cabaret producer. She trained and worked in Australia before returning to her native England to work with some of the best-known names in theatre and light entertainment, including the late great Sir Donald Sinden, Hugh Bonneville, radio presenter Zeb Soanes and comedian Milton Jones.
In 2011, Fiona-Jane won a scholarship to study the art of cabaret at the renowned International Conference for Cabaret at Yale University, where she was taught by such luminaries as song-writer Amanda McBroom (Bette Midler’s hit The Rose) and Laurel Massé of Manhattan Transfer. Passionate about history, particularly women’s history, her unique highly acclaimed solo shows make a specific feature of real life historic characters using their own words. Her songs and stories are very funny, moving and simultaneously heart-wrenching, leaving the audience inspired and delighted.
Fiona-Jane has played to packed houses at The Other Palace, The Pheasantry, Crazy Coqs (Brasserie Zédel), The Duplex in New York, as well as in regional theatres on national and overseas tours. Shows include Wartime Women, looking at the roles women have historically played in warfare and Looking For Lansbury, celebrating the life, heritage and extraordinary career of Dame Angela Lansbury, and entertainment chat show Fiona-Jane and West End Friends.
In 2014 Fiona-Jane was invited to perform Wartime Womenat the very same venue where wounded soldiers were sent to recover from the front, Talbot House in Ypres, Belgium. She has since performed several times in that country.
She presides over the seasonal interview show Fiona Jane & West End Friendswhich sees her as a singing hostess introducing and chatting with a selection of performers and creatives each month from the world of musical theatre and cabaret (see tab for details).
Fiona-Jane also writes articles on theatre and cabaret, including occasional reviews and regular interviews of other cabaret artists and shows of all kinds both on her own blog Capital Cabarets and Shows Scene and for publications such as Musical Theatre Review. See Blog button on Home Page.
."In the gentler numbers Weston excels with a haunting version of ‘Not While I’m Around’." Musical Theatre Review
"Versatile and powerful actress...multi-talented (she sings as well)" Remote Goat
"Weston’s tone here is remarkable in its acute observation, its refusal to caricature and equal avoidance of contrasting sentiment; all’s compassed within a tight range." Fringe Review (on Fiona-Jane’s portrayal of the Queen in Romance of the Century)
“Fiona-Jane is fearless, as is her forward focus” Tovah Feldshuh, International Cabaret Conference, Yale