By Mark Shenton
20 Jun 2009
The Rat Pack Live from Las Vegas show has previously played three consecutive West End seasons at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket, opening in March 2003, before transferring to the Strand (now Novello) in July 2003, then transferring again to the Savoy in June 2005, where it ran to Aug. 2006. In 2004, the show was Olivier nominated for Best Entertainment.
According to press materials, the show revisits the glamorous, glitzy nights of Las Vegas in the late 1950s and early 60s where Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin were performing at the famous Sands hotel. It was there that, during the filming of "Ocean's Eleven," they first performed together onstage, along with Joey Bishop and Peter Lawford. From then on, they were forever known as the Rat Pack. Las Vegas was their playground and everywhere else was known, in Rat Pack vocabulary, as "Dullsville, Ohio."
The show features such songs as "Witchcraft," "The Lady is a Tramp," "Mr Bojangles," "I've Got You Under My Skin," "That's Amore," "Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime," "New York, New York," "My Kinda Town," "Fly Me to the Moon," "Sway," "Volare," "Me and My Shadow," "My Way," "Memories Are Made of This" and many more.
The producers are Paul Walden and Derek Nicol for Rat Pack Touring Ltd. Casting is to be announced.
To book tickets, contact the box office at 0844 579 0090 or visit www.seetickets.com.