From humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, to her transformation into the global Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Tina Turner didn’t just break the rules, she rewrote them. This new stage musical reveals the untold story of a woman who dared to defy the bounds of her age, gender and race. One of the world’s best-selling artists of all time, Tina Turner has won 11 Grammy Awards and her live shows have been seen by millions, with more concert tickets sold than any other solo performer in music history. Featuring her much loved songs, TINA – The Tina Turner Musical is written by Olivier Award-winning playwright Katori Hall and directed by the internationally acclaimed Phyllida Lloyd.
Winner of four Tony Awards, including Best Musical Revival, & now tipped to be London’s theatrical event of 2018, the Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers Hammerstein’s The King and I comes to London’s iconic Palladium in Spring 2018. Featuring Broadway stars – Kelli O’Hara, reprising her Tony Award-winning performance, and Tony & Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe.
The King and I features a company over 50 world-class performers & a superior score of treasured songs including; Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You & Shall We Dance. Set in 1860’s Bangkok, it tells the story of the unconventional relationship that develops between the King of Siam & Anna, a British schoolteacher whom the King brings to teach his many wives and children.
Carmen is the best-known work by French composer Georges Bizet, and one of the most famous operas in the entire art form – numbers such as the Habanera and the Toreador Song have permeated the popular consciousness as little else has. The opera’s heady combination of passion, sensuality and violence initially proved too much for the stage, and it was a critical failure on its 1875 premiere. Bizet died shortly after, and never learned of the spectacular success his Carmen would achieve: the opera has been performed more than five hundred times at Covent Garden alone. This ever-popular opera is given a fresh point of view in Barrie Kosky’s highly physical production, originally created for Frankfurt Opera.
From its strident opening chords, Tosca conjures up a world of political instability and menace. The Chief of Police, Scarpia – one of the most malevolent villains in opera – ruthlessly pursues & tortures enemies of the state. His dark, demonic music contrasts with the expansive melodies of the idealistic lovers, Tosca and Cavaradossi, who express their passion in sublime arias, including ‘Vissi d’arte’ and ‘E lucevan le stelle’. Giacomo Puccini’s dramatic work was a hit with audiences on its 1900 premiere & it remains one of the most performed of all operas with its gripping plot and glorious music. Puccini’s meticulously researched score is infused with the same authentic detail, from distant cannon fire during the Act I to tolling church bells.
Chicago is 21 and bringing the real razzle-dazzle back to London! Winner of six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards and a Grammy, the sexiest, sassiest, most sophisticated Broadway musical in history is now celebrating 21 incredible years of standing ovations. The dazzling multi-award winning prohibition-era tale of nightclub singer Roxie Hart, her cell-block rival Velma Kelly and the smooth-talking lawyer Billy Flynn has thrilled audiences in London, Broadway and across the world from Mexico City to Moscow, from Sao Paulo to South Africa since 1996.
Gordon Ramsay’s Savoy Grill offers an unparalleled level of service matched with fantastic food, in a truly iconic location on The Strand. The Savoy Grill is perfect for entertaining or celebrating any occasion.
Hampton Court adds something unique providing a fantastic backdrop. The concerts are held in the intimate atmospheric open-air Base Court of the palace and continue a tradition of entertainment first introduced by monarchs in the 16th/17th century. As well as the fantastic music line up this festival is renowned for creating a truly unforgettable dining experience.
International superstar Lionel Richie needs no introduction! We are ‘dancing on the ceiling’ at the incredibly exciting news that Lionel will be joining us at Hampton Court Palace Festival on June 5th 2018, as part of his 2018 UK tour. Performing hits from his extensive and much loved repertoire spanning decades, all the way from the Commodores to the present day.
Following his triumphant Glastonbury Festival headline performance, Ed Sheeran is delighted to announce his nationwide 2018 UK stadium tour, marking the biggest tour of his career to date! Ed will follow with shows in Manchester, Glasgow, Newcastle and London.
It was recently announced that Ed, who was newly awarded a Songwriters Hall of Fame 2017 Hal David Starlight Award for his contribution to music, is soon to be honoured with an MBE for his services to music and charity.
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One of music’s greatest artists is next in line for Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park 2018. Eric Clapton is set to play a very special concert on July 8th 2018, continuing the legacy of all-time greats gracing the Great Oak Stage. With a decades-long career and countless accolades to his name, Eric Clapton is also something of a local, having first played Hyde Park with Blind Faith on June 7th, 1969 alongside band mates Ginger Baker, Steve Winwood and Rick Grech to a 120,000 strong audience. The first special guests for the day are announced with fellow guitar legend Santana heading the pack, alongside Clapton’s friend and Blind Faith partner Steve Winwood. Young guitar slinger Gary Clark Jr will also join the lineup, a master musician from a new generation.
Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park announces its second headliner for 2018. One of the biggest pop stars of the 21st century, the multiple Brit and Grammy Award winner Bruno Mars. The multi-platinum superstar will be appearing at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park on 14th July 2018, fresh off the back of his ‘24K Magic World Tour’, which spans over 172 shows across five continents in support of his double platinum album 24K Magic.
As the original Maze Grill, the Mayfair restaurant takes inspiration from the iconic Manhattan grill rooms to deliver rare breed steaks, fish & poultry. Whether your’re dining with your loved ones, friends, family or business colleagues, Maze Grill Mayfair is the perfect location for all-day dining.