A 1940's Musical Romance
6 March 2022
£20.00 (Standard), £15.00 (Concession), £10.00 (Under 14)
We take you back to the year 1948, and one man’s attempt to relieve the gloom and austerity of the post-war years. Ivor Novello had been the darling of Drury Lane ever since 1935, when his new musical extravaganza Glamorous Night ushered in an era of lavish spectaculars – Noel Coward’s Operette, Vivian Ellis’ The Fleet’s Lit Up and Ivor’s own Careless Rapture and The Dancing Years. Now Ivor is putting the finishing touches to a new work – King’s Rhapsody – set, like so many of his shows, in a mythical middle-European kingdom.
With him in his studio above the Strand Theatre in Aldwych is The Golden Age Singer, who plays the love interest opposite Ivor on stage – and who secretly yearns to perform the same role in real life. Together, they look back over his previous successes, and embark on a journey of reminiscence and romance – for Ivor’s songs and shows tell the story of love, from its first awakening to its dying embers. This evening’s show will include many classic Novello numbers, such as I can give you the starlight, We’ll gather lilacs and The violin began to play, not forgetting the comedy of And her mother came too and An Englishman in love.
“Some of the tunes you may know; to others you will be strangers; but I’m hoping that the old favourites will meet their old friends, and that perhaps the less familiar will gain new ones.” - Ivor Novello
Please note there are no public toilets on site, the nearest are located just outside the church on the Piazza.
Please note there is no set seating or this event. We are operating some COVID measures within the church.
- We ask that you wear a mask whilst in the building.
- We have provided a number of sanitiser stations.
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