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The Rat Pack Live from Las Vegas – Darlington Hippodrome

Director & Choreographer: Mitch Sebastian Reviewer: Mark Clegg Established in the 1950s but only cementing their brand of high-spirited bonhomie in their appearances together in the 1960s, The Rat Pack pretty much invented ‘cool’. A group of entertainers headed up by Frank Sinatra and consisting of four other core members including Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr, they appeared in ...

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The Rat Pack Live from Las Vegas – Lyceum, Sheffield

Devised, directed and choreographed by: Mitch Sebastian Musical Supervisor: Matthew Freeman Reviewer: Sheila Stratford The Rat Pack Live from Las Vegas takes a step back in time to the luxury Sands Hotel with Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Junior and Dean Martin who are there to entertain you with a night of musical enjoyment. The legendary threesome performs a medley of ...

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The Rat Pack Live From Las Vegas – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Director: Mitch Sebastian Choreographer: Mitch Sebastian Designer: Sean Cavanagh Musical Supervisor: Matthew Freeman Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Aiming to recreate the heyday of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr, The Rat Pack Live From Las Vegas has the potential to be a huge crowd-pleaser. The show, created by Mitch Sebastian has been doing the rounds both on tour and ...

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Christmas with the Rat Pack – Theatre Royal Haymarket, London

Devised by and Director: Mitch Sebastian Reviewer: Maryam Philpott There are some voices that are so full of atmosphere that they transport you entirely to another era, wistful voices that seem to suggest a simpler more thoughtful time. With Christmas only a few days away, everyone is more reflective and some of the most enduring festive tunes are gentle ballads ...

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Symphonic Rock – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Conductor: David Firman Reviewer: Selwyn Knight   The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is celebrating 70years as a leading London orchestra, having been founded by Sir Thomas Beecham in 1946. It has had a chequered history, almost coming to an end in the 1960s after Beecham’s death, even living under the threat of the loss of the epithet Royal in the title. ...

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Christmas with the Rat Pack – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Writer: Roy Smiles Director: Jo Kempton Reviewer: Selwyn Knight This is a joyous celebration of a moment in time, back in the early 1960s at the Sands Casino and Hotel, when Frank Sinatra and his friends, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr ruled the roost. Known as the Rat Pack, they started performing in the Copa Room while they were ...

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