Elaine turns a new Paige on her career

Legendary musical theatre performer Elaine Paige will be taking to the Lowther Pavilion stage tomorrow night.

Friday, 18th November 2016, 11:23 am
Updated Friday, 18th November 2016, 12:22 pm
Elaine Paige
Elaine Paige

The 68-year-old, who has been nominated for five Laurence Olivier Awards in a career spanning more than 50 years, will perform a ‘stripped back’ set.

The show will see her perform her favourite tracks, from an array of contemporary songwriters, with a small group of musicians.

This follows Elaine’s last solo tour in 2014 which was a sell-out celebratory concert encompassing her incredible 50-year career and saw her say “farewell” to a full touring schedule.

Elaine said: “I’m so excited about this series of ‘weekend’ concerts.

“Having made the decision not to do a back-to-back tour again, this appealed to me not only because of the schedule, but as I’ve marked my 50 years on stage, this is going to allow me to do something completely different, a brand new show celebrating the contemporary songwriters I love such as Harry Nilsson, Randy Newman, Jim Webb, Burt Bacharach, Leonard Cohen, Sting, Elton John, Lennon & McCartney ... the list goes on.

“Their music has been the soundtrack to all our lives, not just mine. And it’s the ideal opportunity to perform in an intimate way … I recently played the Royal Albert Hall with the 60-piece BBC Concert Orchestra … I’m doing these new shows ‘Stripped Back!”

During her distinguished career, Elaine has worked with legendary producers such as Tony Visconti, Dennis Lambert, Peter Matz and Phil Ramone among others and has released 22 solo albums (four multi-Platinum and nine Gold) been featured on seven cast recordings and has had major worldwide hits with songs such as ‘Memory’ and ‘I Know Him So Well’.

She has starred in more smash hit West End & Broadway musicals than anyone else of her generation and continues to present the weekly BBC Radio 2 show Elaine Paige on Sunday, which is devoted to musical theatre and film music, drawing audiences of more than 2.5 million listeners each week with its mix of music, news and interviews.

There are still a limited number of single seats available for the show.

Tickets are priced at £55.50 from lowtherpavilion.co.uk.