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Sinatra at the London Palladium to close 3 weeks early on 16 Sep 2006
The multimedia musical production of Sinatra at the London Palladium, is to close 3 weeks early on 16 Sep 2006. (It was originaly booking to 7 Oct 2006)
The show opened 8 March 2006, following previews from 17 Feb 2006, to luke-warm notices from the popular press: NICK CURTIS for THE EVENING STANDARD says, " It feels as if a vast technical and choreographic extravaganza has been staged to distract us from the fact that we're watching a load of concert clips, TV out-takes and home movies." SARAH HEMMING for THE FINANCIAL TIMES says, "Bizarre tribute show...too often the effect is just odd and rather barren." PAUL TAYLOR for THE INDEPENDENT says, "It's hard to see the point of this bizarre, faintly ghoulish exercise." CHARLES SPENCER for THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "Slick but soulless production."
Sinatra at the London Palladium is directed by David Leveaux , choreographed by Stephen Mear, designed by Tom Pye, musical supervisor is Gareth Valentine .
This event marries ultra-rare and never-before seen footage of Frank with a 24-piece live orchestra and a large company of dancers, plus special guests. The future is bringing the past to life: use of the latest digital film and stage technology lets Frank duet with live musicians on stage, and sing directly to the audience. His image is projected on multiple moving screens and surfaces and magnified to 20ft.