The 'Pack' are back in town
PUBLISHED: 17:54 25 June 2008 | UPDATED: 13:14 11 August 2010
One of the most popular big entertainment shows having annual or bi-annual weekly dates at Southend Cliffs Pavilion is The Rat Pack Live from Las Vegas, which has been packing in audiences around the world on national tours since 2000. The show for four o
One of the most popular big entertainment shows having annual or bi-annual weekly dates at Southend Cliffs Pavilion is The Rat Pack Live from Las Vegas, which has been packing in audiences around the world on national tours since 2000.
The show for four of those years had a London base in the West End at the Savoy Theatre and the principals playing the legendary Frank, Dean and Sammy could often be seen playing in the show in the Weat End one week in Las Vegas the next and at Southend a month later.
What is more there are also German, South African and Australian tours taking place at the same time, which have made The Rat Pack a world-wide hit.
What is probably even more important is that it has always been a great show with a fabulous party atmosphere by really bringing the glamour of Vegas night life of 50 years ago to the local theatre.
This time round it has a 15 piece on stage orchestra with full singing and dancing cast led by Stephen Triffitt as Sinatra, Nigel Casey as Martin and David Hayes as Davis, heading for Southend Cliffs Pavilion from June 23 to June 28, though don't be surprised if on the night another equally talented Rat Pack member appears.
The key to the whole thing, of course, are fabulous numbers like The Lady is a Tramp, Mr Bojangles, I've Got You Under My Skin, That's Amore, For Once in a Lifetime, Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime and New York, New York, which always brings the house down.
I have seen the show three times before but am really looking forward to this latest Rat Pack.
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