Past Event
Classical Music

Elaine Paige - 50th Anniversary Farewell Tour

Mon 25 Nov 2013

"It is with great disappointment and a heavy heart that I have to cancel this week’s concert in Brighton. The cough and laryngitis I’m suffering from is getting better, but not enough to be able to sing. I have been told by doctors to continue to rest my singing voice further to help the healing process. Whilst at this time we are unable to re-schedule the concert I'll try to ensure a performance in or around the Brighton area sometime in 2015. Huge apologies once again. With love EP"

Having performed in concert worldwide from The White House to The Great Hall of the People in Beijing, from the Bolshoi to Sydney Opera House, Elaine Paige stops off in Brighton as part of her 50th Anniversary, and farewell tour.

'I’ve thought long and hard about this decision, but feel this landmark event, my 50th Anniversary, is a good time to bid adieu. I’m really look forward to seeing everyone – it’ll be As If We Never Said Goodbye!'

Elaine swept to fame when she created her award winning performance as Eva Peron in Evita, Grizabella in the original production of Cats - the classic song Memory becoming her signature – and Florence in Chess (which featured her record breaking number one hit I Know Him So Well with Barbara Dickson).

She has also had many television dramatic roles plus her own TV specials and Royal Variety Shows, recorded 18 solo albums (4 multi-Platinum and 9 consecutive Gold), 7 cast recordings and has been honoured with numerous awards and has been honoured with an OBE for services to musical theatre.

2014 also marks the 10th anniversary of the hugely successful weekly BBC Radio 2 show Elaine Paige on Sunday. The programme, devoted to musical theatre and film music, continues to delight audiences of over 2 million listeners each week with its mix of music and interviews.

This new headline tour, will encompass Elaine Paige’s monumental career, with songs from the world of musical theatre and her hugely successful recording catalogue.  

Gardar Thor Cortes

Described as 'the James Bond of Classical Music', Gardar Thor Cortes, who hails from Iceland, had phenomenal success with a British number one album called Cortes, sell-out tours and a Classical Brit Award nomination in 2008. Having taken several years out to focus on his then new-born son and family, he is now ready to take the recording and performing world by storm again with two albums in development - one crossover and the other classical.