The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra presents The Music of Bond with Anthony Horowitz

Presented by Anthony Horowitz, we celebrate over fifty years of timeless James Bond themes from all your favourite 007 films.

Enjoy hits from GoldfingerLicence to KillCasino RoyaleSkyfallDiamonds Are ForeverLive and Let DieSpectreFrom Russia with Love to name just a few, all sung by outstanding vocalists Alison Jiear and Matthew Ford.

An Evening with Liane Moriarty

To celebrate the release of her new publication, don’t miss the bestselling author behind the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning HBO series Big Little Lies, live in conversation in her first ever major UK event.

Liane’s books have sold over ten million copies worldwide. With Big Little Lies, Liane became the first Australian author to have a novel debut at number one on the New York Times bestseller list. Adapted for television by Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon, the HBO series was nominated for sixteen, and won five, Emmy Awards, including ‘Outstanding Limited Series’ and ‘Outstanding Lead Actress’

Nine Perfect Strangers is the stunning new novel from the Australian author of seven internationally bestselling books, Three Wishes, The Last Anniversary, What Alice Forgot, The Hypnotist’s Love Story and the number one New York Times bestsellers The Husband’s Secret, Big Little Lies and Truly Madly Guilty.

Liane will be doing a post-show book signing.

Larry & George Lamb: Back On the Road

A chat show with a difference from the stars of Britain by Bike. George is the host, who’ll be encouraging his old man to talk about his life on TV: Gavin & Stacey, Eastenders and some of the highs (and lows) from a 40-year career. But, the spotlight will turn on George too – his life in showbiz and being the son of someone who millions of people (think they) know.

Local special guests to be announced.

Misha Glenny: McMafia – Edinburgh Fringe

Journalist and author Misha Glenny has spent years courageously investigating the most dangerous and sophisticated organised crime networks around the world. His international bestseller McMafia, now a hit BBC TV series, is known to millions and in this illuminating talk Glenny will shed further light on the Russian mafia, giant drug cartels, corrupt intelligence agencies and cyber hackers that pose an increasing threat to global security in the 21st century.

I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical

Returning by popular demand, I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical presents everything you could possibly want to know about being a musical theatre performer… if only there were any who would dare to admit it.

Suzie Mathers (WickedMamma Mia!) reprises her role and is joined by a sensational new all-star cast comprising Madalena Alberto (EvitaWar of the Worlds), Cedric Neal (Motown The MusicalChess) and Lucas Rush (American IdiotThoroughly Modern Millie). Derek Bond (Sweet Charity (Manchester Royal Exchange), and Tom Fletcher’s The Christmasaurus) will direct.

This sparkling musical revue comedically covers the journey from eager drama school graduate right through to brattish diva, or past-it chorus member, or bitter has-been (or “never-was”). Along the way, you will be privy to anecdotes, revelations and confessions – in song – that lift the lid on awful auditions, debilitating dance routines, mid-performance mishaps, and backstage backstabbing – alongside celebrations of those magical moments that make it all seem worthwhile.

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“The most wonderfully written and excitingly conceived songs… Magnificent performances… Go and see this show” – British Theatre

“Alexander S Bermange is a genius in comic songwriting… Fun, clever, insightful, witty, and thoroughly hilarious” – Cabaret Scenes

“Sharp, creative and fiery… A highly enjoyable evening” – JonathanBaz.com

Music and Lyrics by Alexander S. Bermange. Directed by Derek Bond. Musical Arrangements by Alexander S. Bermange and Jerome van den Berghe.

Claude-Michel Schönberg in conversation with Edward Seckerson

The composer Claude-Michel Schönberg who, with lyricist Alain Boublil, created two of the greatest international successes in the history of musical theatre – Les Miserables and Miss Saigon – sits down with writer and broadcaster Edward Seckerson to discuss his journey from songwriter/record producer and singer – he had a number one hit in France with his song Le Premiere Pas – to the stages of the West End and Broadway.

In a rare public encounter –  illustrated with recordings and live performances from West End stars John Owen Jones (Les Miserables) and Eva Noblezada (Miss Saigon) – he talks about how his “Rock Opera” La Révolution Française set him on the path to Victor Hugo and Les Miserables and how a single photograph from the archives of the Vietnam War prompted a dramatic new take on Puccini’s Madam Butterfly. He talks about the elusive process which triggers the melodies, his love of opera and ballet, his continuing quest to breathe new life into perhaps his greatest score, Martin Guerre.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Living Dangerously – Autumn 2018/Spring 2019

Named by the Guinness Book of Records as ‘the world’s greatest living explorer’, Sir Ranulph Fiennes has spent his life in pursuit of extreme adventure, risking life and limb in some of the most ambitious private expeditions ever undertaken.

In Living Dangerously, Sir Ranulph offers a personal journey through his life, from his early years to the present day. Both light-hearted and strikingly poignant, Living Dangerously spans Sir Ranulph’s childhood and school misdemeanours, his army life and early expeditions, right through the Transglobe Expedition to his current Global Reach Challenge – his goal to become the first person in the world to cross both polar ice caps and climb the highest mountain on each of the seven continents.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes’ many endeavours have pushed his endurance levels to the very limits, inspiring generations and making him a pioneer of exploration with an unparalleled story to tell.

Rachel Tucker at Crazy Coqs

Rachel Tucker returns to Crazy Coqs after a sell out last appearance in 2017.

Tucker recently reprised her role as Elphaba in London’s West End, as part of Wicked’s special 10th Anniversary cast, having also previously played the role to great acclaim in both London (where she holds the title of longest consecutive running Elphaba and won the 2011 WhatsOnStage award for Best Takeover in a Role) and on Broadway.

Audiences can expect up close and personal performances of some classic jazz, soul, and musical theatre favourites, with a few surprises thrown in for good measure.

An Evening with Nigella Lawson

Nigella Lawson established herself as a household name in 1998 with the publication of her ground-breaking debut cookbook, How to Eat: The Pleasures and Principles of Good Food. Her engaging, conversational writing style, along with a relaxed approach to cooking has inspired a new generation of home cooks and today she has eleven bestselling books and several hit TV series to her name, making her a global food icon.

This autumn, come and celebrate the 20th anniversary of Nigella’s first book, as she talks about her life in food and what she’s cooking right now. Charming, witty and entertaining, Nigella will be interviewed by a range of authors, journalists and foodies during her tour, as we get to the heart of what it means to be an award-winning author, TV cook and all-round food enthusiast.

Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy an evening of fascinating conversation with the champion of home cooking.

Tickets for Dublin will go on sale in the near future.

 

Photo: Liz Seabrook

Michel Legrand and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

See legendary composer Michel Legrand perform and conduct 60 years of music and movies with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

For the first time in the UK, three-time Oscar winner and seven-time Grammy Award nominee Michel Legrand performs and conducts his most cherished film scores. Performing with the internationally renowned Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, a world-class rhythm section and special guests, the ensemble plays live to scenes from Legrand’s classic films.

Legrand’s impact on 20th century music cannot be overstated and this once-in-a-lifetime concert celebrates the unforgettable scores from The Umbrellas of CherbourgYentlSummer of 42, and Wuthering Heights.

The evening also features tributes to Jean-Paul Rappeneau (The ScoundrelA Matter of Resistance), Steve McQueen (The Thomas Crown AffairThe HunterLe Mans) and more.

Beginning his meteoric rise to fame as accompanist to Maurice Chevalier, Legrand went on to be at the forefront of the French New Wave, collaborating with Jean-Luc Goddard and Jacques Demy, with whom he invented a new genre of film music. His worldwide reputation was cemented with ‘The Windmills of Your Mind’ from The Thomas Crown Affair, and no other European composer has a filmography that includes Orson Welles, Marcel Carné, Clint Eastwood, Norman Jewison, Louis Malle, Andrzej Wajda, Richard Lester, and Claude Lelouch, to name just a few. His songs have been sung by Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Louis Armstrong, Liza Minnelli, Kiri Te Kanawa, Yves Montand, Charles Aznavour and Barbara Streisand.

Join us for an evening of spellbinding music performed on an epic scale by some of the world’s most accomplished musicians.