2018 UK Tour of A Night at the Musicals
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Disney's Beauty and the Beast Live in Concert - UK and Ireland Tour 2018
The Novello Orchestra, conducted by David Mahoney hit the road in 2018 with the UK and Ireland tour of Disney's Beauty and the Beast.
The highest grossing film worldwide in 2017, Beauty and the Beast captures the hearts and minds of generations old and new with it’s classic tale of love and enchantment. And now audiences across the UK will have the chance to watch the spellbinding story unfold live in concert with a full orchestra.
A unique way to experience the most heart-warming and memorable films in history, the Disney In Concert shows create an all-encompassing experience via a huge orchestra performing the magical scores alongside the film on a giant screen.
Beauty and the Beast, which stars Dan Stevens and Emma Watson as the titular characters, also features an ensemble supporting cast, including Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson, Ewan McGregor, and Audra McDonald.
An adaptation of the Disney classic 1991 film, which in itself is an adaptation of the 18th Century Jeanne-Marie Leprince fairytale, it is the soundtrack to the 1991 film which gave director Bill Condon the inspiration to update the tale.
Using much of the Oscar-winning score by lyricist Howard Ashman and composer Alan Menken, as well as original compositions for 2017 from Céline Dion and Josh Groban, the music of Beauty and the Beast matches the majesty and charm of the film itself.
Now, with the film having amassed over $1billion at box offices worldwide, audiences in the UK will have a very special chance to experience one of the most recent and highest grossing films of all-time brought to life live in concert.
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A Night at the Musicals at Cardiff's St David's Hall
The musicals spectacular led by David Mahoney will feature The Novello Orchestra, with the West End’s Kerry Ellis, Matt Cardle, Noel Sullivan, Sophie Evans and Lucie Jones in Cardiff this Sunday 29 October.
One of the best sounding concert halls in the world, Cardiff’s St David’s Hall will host some of the West End’s most acclaimed singers this October for a one-off “Night at the Musicals” spectacular.
The star-studded line up will include leading lady Kerry Ellis, whose credits include Wicked and Les Misérables, X Factor winner Matt Cardle, former Hear’Say singer and star of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Noel Sullivan, Wicked’s soon to be Glinda Sophie Evans and Lucie Jones, fresh from representing the UK in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.
The Novello Orchestra, a name synonymous with the glitz and glamour of the musicals, will make its St David’s Hall debut on Sunday 29 October after recent acclaimed performances at the London Palladium, Royal Festival Hall, Wales Millennium Centre and Royal Festival Hall.
The celebration of musical theatre will feature show-stopping songs from Wicked, Les Misérables, Chicago, Hairspray, Miss Saigon and many more – and all under the baton of Only Men Aloud’s David Mahoney. David Mahoney said: “St David’s Hall is the perfect location for the spectacle that The Novello Orchestra provides. The evening is set to be a stylish, sophisticated take on well-known musical show-stoppers as well as more contemporary repertoire.”
Tickets are available at Ticketmaster and the St David's Hall Box Office.
'La La Land' Live in Concert UK and Ireland Tour
Under the baton of David Mahoney, The Novello Orchestra hits the road to perform the Oscar winning La La Land Film with Live Orchestra, visiting concert halls and theatres across the UK and Ireland this September.
Composed by Justin Hurwitz, the La La Land score has received critical acclaim, particularly for the film’s show-stopping songs ‘City of Stars’ and ‘Audition (The Fools Who Dream)’.
Written and directed by Damien Chazelle, LA LA LAND tells the story of Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.
The movie received 14 nominations at the 89th Academy Awards ®, and picked up six awards, most notably for Best Director, Best Actress, as well as Best Original Song for ‘City of Stars’ and Best Original Score.
It also received seven nominations at the 74th Golden Globe Awards, winning in all seven categories including Best Motion Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Original Score.