Music is the universal language, and what feelings sound like! It inspires and as quoted by Victor Hugo, “expresses that which cannot be said”.
However our all new show, Music of the Night has a lot to say! Enjoy a fun evening which will take you on an inspirational musical journey, encapsulating all genres on the musical spectrum. There will be pop classics; amazing operatic arias interspersed with some of the most favoured and popular songs from the musicals, performed by a cast of nine vocalists & musicians, that will leave you a little starstruck.
Music Of The Night is hosted by a Babbacombe veteran, Andy Oakley, he promises not only a sprinkling of humour but as a drummer that can also sing a bit; the punchline is not always what you expect it might be.
With forty hits featured, it is no surprise that the songs will cover the decades; in fact it would be fair to say the show covers centuries! The oldest song being showcased was in fact written in 1898 and is called, My Sunshine, albeit that’s how it translates in English. A magnificent aria, also known as the Neapolitan Song will be performed by Keedie. She featured on BBC1’s The Voice, this year, a crossover singer; she also boasts hits in the UK Charts and she reached number 2 singing with Duncan James, performing the song, I Believe My Heart, written by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber. As well as Keedie, international performers, most having won over the hearts of Babbacombe patrons in previous shows, will be singing songs by Abba, The Bee Gees, Elvis, Stevie Wonder, Robbie Williams, the Doobie Brothers, Bruno Mars, The Jacksons, Tina Turner, Jessie J and John Miles. With a popular aria from Pucinni’s Turandot, and show songs from Cabaret, Chicago, Miss Saigon, Annie, Gypsy, Dirty Dancing, Cats, Phantom of the Opera as well as the Lion King, you can appreciate that the cast, which includes special guest star, Lily Laight have a musical assortment with the widest possible appeal. Lily is not only a stage star having appeared with the original cast of Matilda on London’s West End, she has appeared on TV in Doc Martin and last year hit the headlines worldwide when the movie, Love Rosie went on release.
Joining Andy, Keedie and Lily, we have not one but three recognisable & beautiful songstresses, Lisa Walker, Lisa T. Winter and Eloise Cole; they are joined by Richie Lee, whose falsetto range is ideal for the shows tribute to the talent of Frankie Valley. New boys on the block are Damien James who is also a gifted guitarist and the celebrated Robbie Williams tribute star, Lee Randall, a classically trained pianist, whose entertainment career spans 30 years!
A great song should lift your heart, warm the soul and make you feel good, imagine your euphoria after enjoying an evening with so many wonderful melodic memories all seamlessly merged together, by the show’s Producer & Director, Colin Matthews, Musical Director Pete Leonard & Choreographer Sadie Oliver.
Show dates and times:
Thursdays 30th April to 1st October inc. Performances 8.15pm.
Matinee Thursday 17th September 2.30pm
Adults £17, Seniors £16, Children £10.
One child FREE with each paying adult
For more information on the show and to book your tickets visit the Babbacombe Theatre website: http://www.babbacombe-theatre.com/upcoming-shows/the-music-of-the-night
Box office: 01803 328385
The theatre has:
· Access for the disabled with a disabled toilet
· Wheelchair spaces
· Loop System