Austin Powers - Film With Live Orchestra
The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester.
This event is for over 15s only - No refunds will be issued for under 15s.
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The film that spawned countless catchphrases and double-entendres, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, will be presented as never before with a full orchestra, as it tours across the UK for the first time ever this May, with the original composer of the score George S. Clinton conducting the London performance at Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
The spy-spoof's 60's score will be brought to life as never before by a 60-piece orchestra, whilst the film itself will be presented in stunning HD via a 60ft screen. Beginning in Birmingham on 17th May, the tour will also take in Manchester, London and Bristol before finishing up in Glasgow on 22nd May.
Released in 1997, the film is a bold introduction to the titular Austin Powers - a 1960's secret agent who is woken from cryogenic sleep in the 1990's to stop his arch-nemesis, the maniacal Dr. Evil, from his plan to take over the world.
Both Austin Powers and Dr. Evil are played by the multi-talented Mike Myers, who stars alongside co-stars Elizabeth Hurley, Robert Wagner and Seth Green. The film also features guest appearances from Will Ferrell, Mimi Rogers, Carrie Fisher and Burt Bacharach.
Directed by Jay Roach, the film grossed over $67 million worldwide upon its release, spawning two sequels: Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) and Austin Powers in Goldmember (2003).
The score for Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, and both of its sequels, were composed the acclaimed George S. Clinton, who has received Grammy and Emmy Award nominations. Amongst his most popular compositions include the scores for the martial arts fantasy films Mortal Kombat and the sequel Mortal Kombat: Annihilation. He has received 8 BMI Film Music Awards for his work, including in 2007 the Richard Kirk Award in recognition for his significant contribution to film and television music.
George S. Clinton's score for Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery is a playful, unique and typically vibrant nod (as is the film itself) to spy films of the 1960's. Marrying a genuine love of the era's infusion of jazz into an orchestral setting, the score takes its inspiration from the works of Burt Bacharach, John Barry, Henry Mancini, and Quincy Jones.