Multimedia spectacular Sinatra The Man & His Music, in honour of the great singer’s centenary, opens at the London Palladium tonight and our official photographer Roy Tan has all the latest images of the production (see below). The celebration also marks 65 years to the day since Ol’ Blue Eyes’ first ever performance in the UK at the Palladium back in 1950.
Karl Sydow, award-winning producer of productions ranging from Our Country’s Good to Dirty Dancing and Backbeat, has handpicked his team from the best in theatre, music, technology, dance and design in order to create an unforgettable West End show.
The creative team includes award-winning David Gilmore as director, set designer Ray Winkler of Stufish Entertainment Architects, Leo Warner from leading video and projection design company 59 Productions, lighting virtuoso Patrick Woodroffe, choreographers Glenn Wilkinson and Jacquie Biggs and musical supervisor Gareth Valentine.
The company of 20 dancers, who hail from all across the UK, are: Alistair Postlethwaite, Amy Hollins, Anabel Kutay, Ashley Nottingham, Aston Newman Hannington, Bryony Laura Whitfield, Charis O’Connor, Faye Best, Francis Haugen, Gemma Whitelam, James Revell, Jamie Firth, Liam Paul Jennings, Lucy Banfield, Matt Holland, Niall Swords, Nicola Coates, Rachel Ensor, Christopher Black and Aaron James.
Sinatra The Man & His Music at the London Palladium also features a 24-piece orchestra led by conductor Richard John, which will perform the music live under Sinatra’s voice.
The show is a completely unique celebration of the Frank Sinatra’s legacy. The high-tech production features 3D, rotoscoped imagery, rare and never before seen footage from the family’s archives and original masters of Sinatra’s voice, to bring the great man back to the stage of the London Palladium – the first venue he played anywhere outside of the US.
Sinatra The Man & His Music at the London Palladium runs for three months and is the only show to have the support of the Sinatra family.