Table Seating: $20 advance, $25 day of show
Standing Room: $15 advance, $20 day of show
Jonty Bankes • Peter Brooke-Turner • Will Grove-White • Leisa Rea • Ben Rouse • Dave Suich • Ewan Wardrop • Richie Williams
The Programme will be announced from the stage There will be a 20-minute intermission
The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain is “sheer fun and outright daffiness tied to first-rate musicality and comic timing,” raves The New York Times. When THE UKULELE ORCHESTRA OF GREAT BRITAIN puts on a show, there are no drums, pianos, backing tracks, or electronic trickery. Instead, audiences can look forward to lots of catchy, foot- stomping tunes on ukuleles, a bit of comedy, and sheer fun.
The orchestra is renowned for witty entertainment and novel interpretations of music and songs from across all genres. Expect anything from Tchaikovsky to Nirvana via Otis Redding, EDM and Spaghetti Western to go through the ukulele orchestra blender and emerge as a a stomping, uplifting and thought-provoking show. The group is “virtuosic,” raves Guitar Magazine.
Founded in 1985, the orchestra’s first gig instantly sold out. A working band, playing an “outsider” instrument that has become an international institution. The current group has been performing together more than 20 years, delivering standing-room-only concerts around the world. The ensemble has played at prestigious venues such as the Sydney Opera House, The Royal Albert Hall, and New York’s Carnegie Hall. They also had the honour to perform, by invitation of The Prince of Wales, at the private 90th Birthday party of Her Majesty the Queen at Windsor Castle. The orchestra is “frighteningly talented and awesome!” proclaims Time Out magazine.
The Ukulele Orchestra have released CDs and DVDs on their own independent label. The latest studio Album “By Request – Songs from the Set-List” features the previously unrecorded songs by the orchestra most requested by fans. The orchestra’s music has been used in films, plays, and commercials. The Independent praised, “Impressive solo voices and an absolute mastery of strum, pluck, and twang ensured the sheer joy and beauty of the music was never lost in the comedy. Perfectly polished professionalism.”
Musical Director: George Hinchliffe
Manager: Jodi Cartwright
Sound: Doug Beveridge
TABLE SEATING POLICY
Table seating for all seated shows is reserved exclusively for ticket holders who purchase “Table Seating” tickets. By purchasing a “Table Seating” ticket you agree to also purchase a minimum of two food and/or beverage items per person. Table seating is first come, first seated. Please arrive early for the best choice of available seats. Seating begins when doors open. Tables are communal so you may be seated with other patrons. We do not take table reservations.
A standing room area is available by the bar for all guests who purchase “Standing Room” tickets. Food and beverage can be purchased at the bar but there is no minimum purchase required in this area.
All tickets sales are final. No refund or credits.
Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain has become a global sensation and nothing short of a UK national treasure. ‘Heresy II Heritage’, their new tour, charts the Uke’s rise from curiosity to virtuosity, from village hall to the Royal Albert Hall. The Ukes of GB have performed for the British Royal Family, the BBC Proms, Sydney Opera House and Carnegie Hall, but heretics they remain, poking fun at the cultural elite, defying you to believe their own hype, bemused by all the hot air.
On an ongoing “hand-luggage only” world tour, the Ukes provide pure entertainment, dead-pan British humour and irresistible foot-tapping music. They are masters of the unexpected, whether re-imagining folk songs, twisting classical music favourites, uncovering quirky versions of rock covers, or playing the performers’ own all-original compositions.
“Iconoclastic. Unabashed genre crashing antics. Nothing is spoof proof.”
“Most people have to die before they become immortal. These ukulele superstars have no such worries.”
-New Musical Express