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Vicky Vox and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith to present 19th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards Concert

Vox played Audrey II in Little Shop of Horrors last summer, while Holdbrook-Smith is currently starring in Tina – The Tina Turner Musical

Vicky Vox and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
© Vicky Vox and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith

The hosts for the 19th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards Concert have been announced.

Drag queen Vicky Vox, who starred as Audrey II in Little Shop of Horrors at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre last summer, will present alongside Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, who is currently appearing as Ike Turner in Tina – The Tina Turner Musical in the West End.

Vox is formerly part of the pop group DMV, and made her theatre debut in Little Shop, while her other credits include hit film Magic Mike XXL. Holdbrook-Smith's recent credits include Disney film Mary Poppins Returns and hit BBC drama The Split. Both hosts are nominated in the WhatsOnStage Awards – Vox for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical and Holdbrook-Smith for Best Actor in a Musical.

The 19th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards Concert will be held at the Prince of Wales Theatre in the West End on 3 March. During the concert, the winners of the audience-voted WhatsOnStage Awards will be announced, while performers give special one-off renditions of numbers from shows new and old.

Current acts confirmed to appear include Carrie Hope Fletcher, Six, and the Hope Mill Theatre production of Spring Awakening, with more to be announced.

Previous year's winners have included Olivia Colman, Billie Piper, Gary Barlow and Sam Mendes. You can read the full list of this year's nominees and vote for your favourites here, with voting open until 31 January.

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