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STRAWBSWEBNEWS - DECEMBER 2008 - SIX WIVES OF HENRY VIII TO BE PLAYED

Sent: 16 December 2008 sent by Pete Bradley


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SIX WIVES OF HENRY VIII LIVE
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In 1972, Rick Wakeman, the keyboard player with the supergroup Yes, released one of the most iconic albums of all time, The Six Wives of Henry VIII. album was a massive success all over the world and to date has sold more than 15,000,000 copies on both vinyl and CD.

Amazingly, the music has never been performed in its entirety but all that is about to change. On 1 and 2 May, The Six Wives of Henry VIII will be performed in spectacular style on HamptonCourtPalace's West Front, to a limited audience of 5000 for each performance.

To purchase tickets visit the link below:

http://www.hrp.org.uk/HamptonCourtPalace/WhatsOn/RickWakemansSixWivesofHenryVIII.aspx

On stage, performing with Rick, will be an expanded band, The English Chamber Choir, an orchestra and a guest narrator. There will also be dancers and side film screens.

In addition to The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Rick has also composed three additional pieces to perform that evening; Tudor Overture, Defender of the Faith and Tudor Rock.

The whole event will be a 'mock rock Tudor experience' from the outset with a variation of tickets available, such as Platinum tickets which give access to Hampton Court Palace itself from 3.30pm and includes meet and greet and other special opportunities throughout the day.

These will be the only performances of The Six Wives of Henry VIII anywhere in their entirety. Don't miss your chance to be a part of this unique and spectacular event.

Tickets will be on sale from 15 December, 09.00.
Prices:

VIP Platinum package (including pre-show canape reception and chance to meet Rick Wakeman) - 150

Top - 72.50
Middle - 59.50
Bottom - 49.50

The concert will start at 7.30pm with The Six Wives of Henry VIII performed at 8.45pm, lasting one and a half hours.

Thanks from all at The Classic Media Group visit: http://www.classicdvdshop.com


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PETE BRADLEY FOR STRAWBSWEBNEWS


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