Following a critically acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe season, solo powerhouse Sinatra: Raw starring Richard Shelton, will transfer to London for a three-week season.
A show that is gripping theatre as much as stunning music – Shelton will convince you that Frank Sinatra is actually in the room!
You are invited to Palm Springs, California, 1971. Frank Sinatra faces retirement. The air is electric and the crowd jockey for position at Sinatra’s last intimate show. But times are changing as the Rolling Stones and David Bowie dominate the charts. Sinatra’s blue eyes are bloodshot and his face craggy with booze, cigarettes and memories. Things take an unexpected turn when he drinks “One for My Baby” too many. This is the 2am Sinatra you dream of meeting. Dangerous. Unpredictable. Brilliant.
Richard Shelton, who wrote and performs in Sinatra: Raw, is one of the world’s most acclaimed Sinatra interpreters. Cast as Sinatra in the hard-hitting drama, ‘Rat Pack Confidential’ in the West End, his gritty portrayal won Richard a ‘Best Actor in a Leading Role’ nomination from the Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards and international acclaim. Richard has since performed for British and European royalty, with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC Concert Orchestra, for Sir Elton John and on TV and in movies including ‘I Capture the Castle’. Richard fulfilled another dream and moved to LA where he worked alongside Sinatra’s musicians and produced and starred in ‘A Very Good Year’, celebrating Sinatra’s centenary. They joined him again on recording his debut US album,‘Lost and Found’ at LA’s Capitol Studios, due for release in January 2019. Richard’s one-man cabaret, ‘Sinatra and Me’, has played to packed houses across the world.
Richard is best known to UK TV audiences as the charmingly murderous, Dr. Adam Forsythe in TV’s ‘Emmerdale’.
Sinatra: Raw is on at Crazy Coqs, 20 Sherwood Street, W1F 7ED. Times: January 2-4, 6, 8-13 & 15-20 at 7pm; 5, 6, 13 & 20 January at 3pm. Admission: £25. Phone: 0207 734 4888.