The first lady of musical theatre, Elaine Paige, embarks on a 23 date series of concerts from October to December 2016, entitled Stripped Back, which will see her perform her most popular hits as well songs from her favourites songwriters. The show, which will include Memory, I Know Him So Well and With One Look alongside Macarthur Park, Help and many others, will be a fantastic opportunity to hear Elaine in a beautifully intimate show which celebrates the songs and songwriters that have most influenced her throughout her illustrious career.
Elaine said “I’m so excited about this series of ‘weekend’ concerts, this is going to allow me to do something completely different. A brand new show celebrating songwriters I love such as Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice, Harry Nilsson, Jim Webb, Burt Bacharach, Sting, Lennon & McCartney … the list goes on. Their music has been the soundtrack to all our lives, not just mine. And it’s the ideal opportunity to perform in an intimate way … I’m doing these new shows ‘Stripped Back!”
Elaine has performed live in concert all over the world and as a recording artist has worked with legendary producers such as Tony Visconti, Dennis Lambert, Peter Matz, & Phil Ramone amongst others and has released 22 solo albums (4 multi-Platinum and 9 Gold,) been featured on 7 cast recordings and has had major worldwide hits with songs such as Memory (Cats) and I Know Him So Well (Chess.)
As a musical theatre performer Elaine has made a major contribution to the modern musical. She has starred in more smash hit West End & Broadway musicals than anyone else of her generation and continues to present the hugely successful weekly BBC Radio 2 show Elaine Paige on Sunday, which is devoted to musical theatre and film music, and continues to delight audiences of over 2.5 million listeners each week with its mix of music, news and interviews.
Support comes from John G Smith Band at 7.30pm, followed by Elaine Paige at 8.15pm.