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Joe Stilgoe & The BBC Concert Orchestra

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Singer, pianist and songwriter Joe Stilgoe presents his latest project, Theatre with the BBC Concert Orchestra, celebrating the greatest music of theatre in a thrillingly new and dynamic way.

The Hall is transformed into a carnival of theatrical experiences, where the stage and the orchestra meet without boundaries. The show is the thing, and with this show Joe celebrates theatre - the building, the experience, the drama, the laughs, the tears.  With incredible new arrangements by a celebrated quartet of arrangers - Tom Richards, Callum Au, Evan Jolly and Andrew Cottee – the orchestra is joined by players from the British jazz scene and guest singers from the world of theatre.

Brought up in a theatrical family, Joe chose to go his own way, becoming a fixture on the UK jazz scene, until he discovered his true passion for the stage at The Old Vic in 2015. Since then he has written hugely successful musicals, toured theatres with his own shows and worked with many of the greats of the theatre world.

Produced by Neill O'Brien Entertainment in association with Westway Music Presents


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