How’s this for a persuasive argument to get back out to a concert? Coming up at London’s Royal Albert Hall in July is Superman in Concert, conducted by Anthony Gabriele and performed by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.
Directed by Richard Donner, and showcasing a young Christopher Reeve, Superman (1978) features a star-studded cast including Margot Kidder as intrepid reporter Lois Lane, Gene Hackman as the villainous Lex Luthor, and the inimitable Marlon Brando as Jor-El.
Donner’s beloved film adaptation relays the inspiring origins of Superman, from his narrow escape as an infant from the doomed planet Krypton, to his formative years on a farm in Smallville, Kansas, and finally to his arrival in Metropolis, where he leads dual lives as mild-mannered reporter Clark Kent and as the mythical ‘Man of Steel’.
With Britain slowly, cautiously returning to “normal“ (whatever that might actually mean, post- COVID), Superman in Concert offers the opportunity to celebrate Hollywood’s greatest cinematic superhero in 2021 as part of the Royal Albert Hall’s Films in Concert series.
Superman in Concert will see the film played in high-definition on the big screen, whilst John Williams’ triumphant original score will be conducted by Anthony Gabriele and performed by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra live to picture.
• Superman in Concert with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 7.30pm Friday 16th July 2021, the Royal Albert Hall, London | Find Tickets here
Please note that this event (originally due to take place on 27th October 2020) was initially rescheduled to 27th March 2021 but had to be moved again. The Royal Albert Hall will be in touch with bookers with further details
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Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.