GUY CHAMBERS - LIVE AT THE RSC
Go Gentle Into the Light, An Evening with Guy Chambers
Sunday 27 October 2019, 7pm
Swan Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon
Box Office: 01789 331111
On sale: Monday 19 August, 10am
Tickets: £10 - £26
Songwriter, musician and producer, Guy Chambers, best known for his work with Robbie Williams, will play a one-off concert at the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon on Sunday 27 October.
Guy and Robbie are one of the most successful and loved songwriting partnerships in British pop history. As Robbie’s writing partner, Guy has produced seven Number One albums, sold millions of records around the world, and is responsible for some of the biggest hit singles of the last 25 years, hits such as Angels, Let Me Entertain You, Strong, No Regrets, Millennium, Rock DJ and Feel.
For this concert, Guy will perform tracks from his new album Go Gentle Into The Light, a collection of piano instrumental versions of some of the partnership’s most well-known songs.
Guy’s visit to Stratford-upon-Avon comes ahead of the opening of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s new musical, The Boy in the Dress, for which Robbie and Guy have written the lyrics and music. Adapted by Mark Ravenhill from David Walliams’ debut novel, and directed by RSC Artistic Director, Gregory Doran, the show runs in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre between 8 November 2019 – 8 March 2020.
Guy Chambers said: ““I am delighted to be playing at the Swan Theatre in advance of the opening of the musical The Boy in the Dress, the music and lyrics of which I have written with Robbie Williams. At this concert I will be playing songs from my album Go Gentle Into The Light which are piano versions of some of my and Robbie's biggest hits. I will also preview a song from the upcoming musical.”
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Notes to editors
The Boy in the Dress is supported by RSC production Circle members Elizabeth Boissevain and Andrew Jeffreys, Charles Holloway, Ms Teresa Tsai and Kathleen J. Yoh.
The work of the RSC Literary Department is generously supported by The Drue and H.J. Heinz II Charitable Trust.
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