Opened 30 Apr 2014
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
The great keyboard man formerly of Yes and the Strawbs now almost as well known for being one of the 'Grumpy Old Men'.
Rick Wakeman with The Jules Verne Symphony Orchestra and choir plus the English Rock Ensemble will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Wakeman's concept album Journey To The Centre Of The Earth with a state of the art, dramatic, live arena presentation of this epochal, classical-rock crossover work, based on the novel by Jules Verne. This new show will present jaw-dropping visuals from creative mastermind Roger Dean as Rick Wakeman with his band, choir and narrators perform music from Wakeman's original 1974 album and his epic sequel recorded in 1999. The thrilling spectacle rivals blockbuster presentations like Jeff Wayne's The War of the Worlds and Roger Waters' touring production of The Wall.