Ian Adams – Madame Zulieka, Queen of the Gypsies

Ian was born in Sheffield and began his professional career as lead vocalist with the vocal/dance act Zeebra, touring Europe, North Africa and the Persian Gulf, during a successful summer Season in Jersey Ian appeared in several episodes of the BBC series Bergerac. Further a field he has appeared in cabaret in Dubai, Bahrain and Abu Dhabi and Tel Aviv.

No stranger to variety, Ian spent two summers in the highly successful Seaside Special at the Pavilion Theater, Cromer for the late Robert Marlowe

In Pantomime he has played the Prince in Snow White and after a successful debut as Jack Wild’s Ugly sister in Cinderella at the Queens Theatre, Barnstaple in 1999, they were asked to recreate their roles at the Greenwich Theatre, London.

Ian has devised and performed in numerous revues, including Hooray for Hollywood, The Best of British Musicals, The A to Z of Broadway, Around the World at the Movies and And the winner is… a tribute to sixty years of Academy Award winning songs.

He played the role of Four-eyed Moe in Five Guys named Moe and took the lead in Jerry Herman’s The Best of Times - both at the Kenneth More Theatre, Ilford. This was followed by yet another Ugly Sister, this time at the Hall for Cornwall in Truro.

Ian has written, directed and appeared in The Rhythm of Life, Life upon the Wicked Stage and Viva Variety all at the Gulbenkian Theatre in Canterbury.

For four years Ian staged the musical numbers for the Magnificent Music Hall shows at the Wimbledon Theatre and the Ashcroft Theatre, Croydon.

For two consecutive years Ian directed and appeared in Pantomime at the Millfield Theatre, Edmonton before writing, directing and appearing in Dick Whittington, the very first Pantomime to be presented in London Zoo.

This was followed by summer season at the Blackpool Grand, after which he choreographed and toured in Magic Moments, and then devised, directed and performed in The Great American Songbook which also toured.

Starting in 2006, Ian began his association with the Lichfield Garrick Theatre, and during those years he has written, directed and played Dame in Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella, Dick Whittington and Aladdin, and has also appeared as Captain Hook in Peter Pan and a multitude of ghosts in the record breaking adaptation of A Christmas Carol. After another successful Christmas season in 2012 as the Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland, it was back to Pantomime and last years Snow White and the Magic Mirror.

In July of 2013 Ian appeared alongside Julie Paton and Alvin Stardust in a new revue called “A Touch of Vegas” which they performed in July of this year with the City Orchestra at the Garrick under the Musical Supervision of Adrian Jackson.