The First Lady of musical theatre is set to perform at His Majesty’s Theatre in Aberdeen.
Elaine Paige has performed live in concert all over the world – and now she will play in the Granite City on Friday, October 27 as part of a series of concerts which will see her perform songs from her illustrious career alongside an array of her favourite tracks by contemporary songwriters. This follows on from the huge successes of Elaine’s last series of concerts at the end of 2016, which had audiences and critics raving.
APA director of programming and creative projects Ben Torrie said: “We are absolutely delighted to be welcoming Elaine Paige to HMT and I know her fans will just as pleased. Elaine is a hugely influential contributor in the musical theatre world and she has starred in more smash hit West End and Broadway musicals than anyone else of her generation. She has a real star quality and this will be an evening of unmissable entertainment.”
Elaine said: “I'm so excited about taking this concert to more venues across the UK, we had such a great time last year. It allows me to do something completely different, a brand new show celebrating songwriters I love such as Harry Nilsson, Randy Newman, Jim Webb, Burt Bacharach, Lennon & McCartney, Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber ... the list goes on… as well as many of my hits. This music has been the soundtrack to all our lives, not just mine. And it’s the ideal opportunity to perform in an intimate way.”
As a recording artist Elaine has released 22 solo albums, including 4 multi-Platinum and 9 Gold, has featured on 7 cast recordings and has had major worldwide hits with songs such as Memory (Cats) and I Know Him So Well (Chess.) Elaine was made an OBE in 1995 for services to Musical Theatre.
Elaine continues to present the hugely successful weekly BBC Radio 2 programme Elaine Paige on Sunday, which celebrates the best of Broadway, Hollywood and the West End, and continues to delight audiences of over 2.5million listeners each week.
This very special date at HMT will see Elaine perform many of the hits that made her a global star and some of her favourite songs are given the Paige treatment.
Tickets for Elaine Paige in Concert go on sale to APA Friends tomorrow (April 5) and to general bookers on Friday (April 7). There will also be a VIP Package available, which includes one ‘Best Seat Available’ ticket to the performance; a copy of Elaine Paige book, Memories: Celebrating 40 Years in the Theatre; one commemorative tour laminate and a commemorative signed poster and programme. Tickets are available online from aberdeenperforminarts.com, in person at the Box Offices at His Majesty’s Theatre and The Lemon Tree or by phone on (01224) 641122. Tickets are priced from £39 - £79.