The Ember Big Band, based in Elmbridge, will be saluting The Rat Pack – some of the coolest dudes the musical world has ever known.
The band`s 20 musicians and four singers will remember Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. with some of their greatest hits including “Birth of the Blues”, “Mack the Knife”, “Mister Bojangles” and “Luck Be A Lady Tonight”.
The concert will be conducted by ALLAN ROGERS (Musical Director of the “Strictly Come Dancing” live tours and narrated by actor/comedian NORMAN PACE, best known for his partnership with Gareth Hale In Hale and Pace. Norman is now an actor – with an impressive track record in musical theatre.
Norman said of the concert: “It’s a great pleasure for me to help Shooting Star. As the father of a disabled child, I understand the difficulties and pressures surrounding serious illness in a young person. Not just the illness itself, but also the effects on parents, family members and friends.”
a new play by Jack Thorne
directed by Sam Mendes
Mendes (The Lehman Trilogy) directs Mark Gatiss as John Gielgud and
Johnny Flynn as Richard Burton in this fierce and funny new play.
Richard Burton, newly married to Elizabeth Taylor, is to play the title role in
an experimental new Broadway production of Hamlet under John Gielgud’s
exacting direction. But as rehearsals progress, two ages of theatre collide and
the collaboration between actor and director soon threatens to unravel.
Written by Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed
Child) and designed by Es Devlin (The Crucible), the Evening
Standard award-winning best new play was filmed live during a sold-out run at
the National Theatre.
Danses Concertantes, commissioned by Ninette de Valois in 1955, was MacMillan’s first major work. An early sign of the incredible artistic output that would follow, the work’s critical success spurred MacMillan to abandon performing in favour of choreography.
It is followed by Different Drummer, MacMillan’s complex and haunting balletic interpretation of Woyzeck, Georg Büchner's play about a soldier’s descent into madness.
The mixed programme concludes with Requiem, his 1976 work for Stuttgart Ballet, created in memory of its late artistic director, MacMillan’s friend and former Royal Ballet dancer and choreographer John Cranko.
Out hunting, Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans. One among them transforms into the beautiful human Odette and he is immediately enamoured. But Odette is bound by a spell which keeps her captive as a swan during the day. Can Siegfried free her?
Tchaikovsky’s sensational score combines with the evocative imagination of choreographer Liam Scarlett and designer John Macfarlane to heighten the dramatic pathos of Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov’s quintessential ballet classic. Swan Lake remains to this day one of the best-loved works in the classical ballet canon.
Damiano Michieletto's sizzling new production evokes all the passion and heat of Bizet's score, which features Carmen’s sultry Habanera and the rousing Toreador song.
Antonello Manacorda conducts an exciting international cast, with Aigul Akhmetshina performing the title role.
King Leontes of Sicilia is crippled with an all-consuming jealousy when his friend, King Polixenes of Bohemia, stays with him and his wife Hermione. What follows is a tale where a marriage is destroyed, a child is abandoned and all hope is seemingly lost for two lovers.
Celebrating its tenth anniversary, The Winter's Tale is an award-winning modern ballet classic, packed with emotional turmoil heightened by Joby Talbot’s compelling score and Bob Crowley’s atmospheric designs.
At a glittering party in 18th-century Paris, the poet Andréa Chenier delivers an impassioned denunciation of Louis XVI. Five years later, the Revolution has given way to the Terror, transforming the power balance between Chénier, his beloved Maddalena, and Gérard, the man who could destroy him...
Jonas Kaufmann headlines David McVicar’s spectacular staging, under the baton of long-time collaborator Antonio Pappano – who conducts Giordano’s epic historical drama of revolution and forbidden love in his last production as Music Director of The Royal Opera.