WERE you one of those millions of Kate Bush fans who sat on the phone, was poised at your keyboard – even had your husband doing the same...and all the students he was teaching at the time...in a bid to get tickets to Kate Bush’s earth-shattering tour last year?

Well, if you like me you were and if like me you still didn’t get any tickets then Dreaming Of Kate would be the perfect anicdote to your bitter loss.

Dreaming of Kate is the creation of Dutch professional singer and dancer Maaike Breijman, who started working together with a Liverpool based band in 2011 to create a live music show to perform the songs of Kate Bush live on stage. While singing Kate’s songs is a challenge in itself, ambitious, theatre minded Maaike decided that the ultimate Kate Bush tribute show should involve dance routines and numerous costume changes too to give the show the theatricality associated with Kate Bush and give her fans the chance to see the songs brought to life with the attention to detail her music so deserves.

And that’s not an easy thing to do.

“It’s a tough show to do because I do a lot of dancing and I’m having to run back stage to get changed. It take a lot of energy, but it also gives a lot of energy,” says Maaike.

Kate Bush is one of the most iconic and influential artists of all times, and despite not performing solo in concert between 1979 and 2014, Kate’s albums remain popular to this very day. Therefore, many of her songs have never been – and probably never will be – performed live in concert by Kate herself.

“There are a couple I would love to perform, but they would be too difficult. Most of her songs have never been performed live by herself. It’s a challenge for us but on the otherhand does give us some creative freedom,” Maaike adds.

During Dreaming Of Kate, Maaike works her way through the Kate Bush albums choosing popular songs from albums including The Kick Inside, The Dreaming, Hounds of Love and Aerial. Fans can hear classic tunes such as Wow, Hammer Horror, Army Dreamers, Sat On Your Lap and Cloudbusting.

And Maaike was one of those fortunate enough to get a ticket to the tour last year.

“It was a amazing and a bit of a relief because I had designed my act before her show hoping it would be something completely different. I had a hunch she would do her latest stuff and not the big hits,” she said.

Singing like Kate Bush is not an easy thing to do, but it came quite naturally for Maaike.

“The comparisons started about 22 years ago. I was about 16 and people were saying ‘you sound a bit like Kate Bush’. In fact, bands wouldn’t hire me because I sounded so much like her.”

Dreaming Of Kate is at Theatre Royal Windsor on Friday, March 27 and is part of the venue’s Music Icons Week.

The Music Icons Week line-up sees tributes to Elvis, Pink Floyd, Queen, Kate Bush, Michael Jackson and Take That between March 24-28, with a special Thursday matinee show Windsor’s Old Time Music Hall taking a nostalgic look at the entertainment of yesteryear.

Jackson Live in Concert sees long-time fan and hugely talented Ben recreate the Michael Jackson experience with his stunning rendition of all his favourite songs and features all-live vocals and superb musicians and dancers, fabulous costumes, and of course all the signature dance moves associated so fondly with the undisputed King of Pop.

The line-up runs as:

Tuesday, March 24: Elvis by Mario Kombou

Wednesday, March 25: Think Floyd

Thursday, March 26: Supreme Queen

Friday, March 27: Dreaming Of Kate Bush

Saturday, March 28: Jackson Live In Concert – 3pm matinee

Saturday, March 28: The Take That Experience

All shows except Jackson Live In Concert start at 8pm. For tickets visit www.theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk or call 01753 853888.

Rebecca Curley