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Ivor Novello - The Great British Musical

Celebrate the birth of legendary composer Ivor Novello with this one-off show


Attention lovers of all things theatrical, brace yourselves for a glamorous night in celebration of Ivor Novello - the most successful British musical theatre composer of the first half of the 20th century.

Following two sell out, critically acclaimed performances at London’s St James Theatre earlier this year, and a mini-tour of the UK, ‘Ivor Novello - The Great British Musical’ now transfers to the heart of the West End to play the historic London Hippodrome for one night only on Saturday 16th November at 8pm.

2013 marks the 120th anniversary of the birth of the Welsh-born composer, who now gives his name to a West End theatre and the internationally respected Ivor Novello Awards. There is no finer setting for a celebration of Ivor Novello than this landmark London venue, where, in 1945, his musical Perchance to Dream played for over 1,000 performances.

Musical Director and former member of Classical BRIT Award-winning choir Only Men Aloud, Ross Leadbeater, presents this intimate evening, which plays host to a number of West End singers, dancers and special guests from the worlds of theatre, opera and television. Performers include the Olivier Award nominee Sophie-Louise Dann (Lend Me A Tenor, Sunday in the Park with George) and West End leading man Robert Meadmore (Oklahoma, Brigadoon, Dear World) with narration by TV Favourite Russell Grant (The Wizard of Oz, Midnight Tango).

It's on Saturday 16th November, 8pm at The Matcham Room, London Hippodrome. For more information and to book tickets, visit the Hippodrome website.

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