Camp comedy, lots of fun and party games all add up to the outrageous Madame Galina, Prima Ballerina and Ballet Star Galactica.
Trained as a classical singer at Southwark Cathedral and Guildhall School of Music and Drama with many classical recitals and broadcasts to his credit, Iestyn came to variety by accident.
Whilst studying at the Guildhall, Iestyn Edwards created Madame Galina for the annual rag week revue. Now with his own monthly show at the Leicester Square Theatre, Iestyn has been touring theatres ever since with his shows Anything For A Tenor, Madame Galina Ballet Star Galactica/The New Forces' Sweetheart and Along Came Bill. And in variety cabaret, he is a regular at the Boom Boom Club, Volupte and other such entertaining night spots. Iestyn can be seen doing Anything for a Tenor at this year’s Aldeburgh Festival. Most recently he hosted the Showzam Carnival Ball, at the Tower Ballroom Blackpool, curated by Professor Vanessa Toulmin and produced by Antony Johns at Stageworks International Productions.
Television has not passed Iestyn by, he featured in Ruby Wax’s BBC3 series ‘Ruby Does the Business’, profiled by ‘Artsworld’, made ‘Madame Galina’s Whirlwind Guide to Ballet also featuring the George Piper Dancers. His entry in ‘The Rough Guide to Choregraphy’ reads thus: “This oversized mock-Russian ballerina fabricates lovingly tart send-ups of classical technique, diva-style celebrity and all the attendant pretensions".
On Trafalgar Day 2005, he was asked by Admiral Sir Alan West, First Sea Lord to sing on the HMS Victory in the presence of Her Majesty the Queen. This brought him to the attention of Combined Service Entertainment who took him out to Iraq and Afghanistan to entertain troops as Madame Galina. These tours were featured in The Times and the Mail On Sunday; and Woman's Hour, Radio 4, featured Madame Galina in a programme tracing the history of the Forces Sweetheart.
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