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The Rat Pack Live returns To The Arts Theatre

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The Rat Pack Live – Image credit: SOFI BERENGER

For the second year running, Hartshorn – Hook Productions brings its signature Edinburgh Festival sell-out show The Rat Pack – Live to the Arts Theatre for a stunning night of 1950s glitz and glamour.

Ol’ Blue Eyes is Back, 100 years after his birth, so come and revel in the world of Frank, Dean and Sammy live at the Arts as their legendary recordings are brought to life on stage in the most sophisticated evening of razor-sharp wit and silky-smooth swing you’ll see all year.

The evening will feature a full throwback to 60s Las Vegas, with a black tie dress code, red carpet entrance and happy hour cocktails at the world-famous Covent Garden Cocktail Club. At 8.30pm, a 60-minute celebration of the Rat Pack’s music will perform in London’s most intimate West End theatre followed by a live jazz band that will blast the night away in the bar after the show. This isn’t just a quick hour at the theatre, it’s a full night’s experience as we celebrate the golden years of popular swing and jazz.

Having bid farewell to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2014, Hartshorn – Hook’s The Rat Pack – Live has been an annual highlight in the festival calendar, and last year had its biggest and best production yet. For the finale, producers Louis Hartshorn and Brian Hook gathered the creme-de-la-creme of performers from years gone by, as well as some new faces, with the greatest band the show has ever seen.

Since the creation of The Rat Pack – Live in 2007, Hartshorn – Hook have cemented themselves as producers of internationally successful theatre and events, producing over 50 shows at the Edinburgh Festival. As well as The Rat Pack and its sister show, A Tribute to the Blues Brothers – Live, H+H are known for American Idiot (West End Premiere, associate producer), Urinetown (associate producer) Away From Home (national and international tour), I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (starring Julie Atherton and Simon Lipkin, 2015), Woody Sez, Some Small Love Story, Beulah and over 50 more productions around the UK.


Director: Lily Howkins
Musical Director: James Robert Ball
Lighting Design: Richard Williamson
Producers: Louis Hartshorn and Brain Hook
Assistant Producers: Crystal Noll and Paul Vrides
Gala Night: Monday 19th October 2015, doors 7pm, performance 8.30pm
The Arts Theatre

Tuesday 22nd September 2015


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