The iconic music of Frank Sinatra will fill one of the capital’s most iconic venues this summer with the world premiere of Sinatra At The London Palladium.
The tribute show, which has the support and endorsement of the singer’s family, will play from 10 July to 10 October at the West End venue where Sinatra made his British singing debut in 1950.
Billed as a “multi-media concert”, the production marks the centenary of the legendary American singer’s birth and will feature all of his greatest hits including Come Fly With Me, Fly Me To The Moon, New York, New York and My Way.
Brought to life by a 24-piece orchestra and a company of 20 dancers, the show will combine rare and original master recordings with cutting edge technology and never before seen performance footage to celebrate the hugely successful career of one of the world’s greatest entertainers.
Taking audiences from Sinatra’s formative years to his later life, Sinatra At The London Palladium will also feature interviews that Sinatra gave throughout his career alongside personal family photos and films.
Talking about the production, the late singer’s son Frank Sinatra Jr said: “2015 is the year of my father’s centennial. One of the most exciting events we have planned is this London show. My father first played the Palladium in July 1950, so it is fitting that the show will debut in the historic venue, as London was one of his favourite cities in the entire world. We hope his many British fans will come and celebrate with us as the magic Ol’ Blue Eyes will soon be back in town.”
Sinatra At The London Palladium follows two other productions into the venue. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical Cats continues its run at the Palladium until 25 April, after which Beyond Bollywood, a brand new musical celebrating the colourful, exuberant cultural history of India, takes to the stage from 8 May to 27 June.
The previously announced tribute show Sinatra 100, which was due to play at the same venue from 20 March to 25 April, has been cancelled.