The Rat Pack Extends into 2005 with Xmas EditionDate: 15 June 2004
The Rat Pack - Live from Live Vegas - the concert-style tribute show starring look- and sound-alikes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr – has extended booking at the West End’s Strand Theatre by more than three months, taking it into 2005.
As last year, during the final seven weeks of the new booking period, running from 22 November 2004 to 8 January 2004, the show will be given a special seasonal twist.
The Christmas with the Rat Pack-themed show is adapted to include seasonal favourites - such as "Baby It's Cold Outside", "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer", "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow", "White Christmas", "Winter Wonderland" and "Auld Lang Syne" - in addition to a the usual parade of cool classics like "I've Got You Under My Skin", "That's Amore", "That Old Black Magic" and "My Way" to the accompaniment of a live 15-piece Big Band and a full supporting cast.
Previously at the West End's Haymarket Theatre for an extended season, The Rat Pack opened at the Strand on 26 June 2003, since when it's gone on to break all of the theatre's box office records. Prior to its initial West End transfer, The Rat Pack had been touring the country since 2000, previously visiting London for one-off dates at the London Palladium and a limited run at Sadler's Wells.
- by Terri Paddock