Live on stage with a full band and Circa Contemporary Circus
To celebrate the upcoming 50th anniversary of Tubular Bells, the iconic masterpiece will be performed at the Royal Festival Hall this summer with a full band brought to life in a stunning visual interpretation by Circa Contemporary Circus.
Tubular Bells was the debut studio album by English multi-instrumentalist, composer and songwriter Mike Oldfield conceived in 1971 and finally released in 1973. Oldfield who was just 17 years old when he started composing the music, recorded and played almost all of the instruments on the album. It gained worldwide acclaim when the opening theme was used for the soundtrack of the horror film, The Exorcist.
A bold and progressive fusion, Tubular Bells is a journey through classical, jazz, folk, prog rock and electronica.
10 world-class performers from Circa Contemporary Circus will present Oldfield's work in its physical form, with heart-stopping acrobatics intricately woven together to reflect the music.
The performance is directed by Circa's groundbreaking and iconoclastic Artistic Director Yaron Lifschitz, while the musical director, Robin Smith, has collaborated with Mike Oldfield for three decades including the iconic performances of Tubular Bells at Edinburgh Castle in 1992 and at the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony.
'Poetry in motion' The Times
Booking Period: From 7 - 15 August 2021
Running Time: TBC
Age Restriction: Recommended for 12+
Venue: Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX: Nearest tube - Waterloo