Richard Shelton's Sinatra: Raw

London theatre news: Monday 9 September 2019

Cabaret - Off-West End - Shows - Tours

Following an Offie nomination as Best Male Performance and a sold out critically acclaimed West End season, Richard Shelton's Sinatra: RAW embarks on a 14-date UK tour, with 2 weeks in London at Wilton's Music Hall.
Sinatra: Raw at the Wilton's Music Hall

Image courtesy James Seabright by arrangement with Mike Leigh for MLA Talent

Embarking on a 14-date UK tour from 24 September, Richard Shelton will be back in action as Ol' Blue Eyes in a show that is (according to The Times) "part concert and confessional".

Sinatra: Raw will also be stopping off in the London area at Wilton's Music Hall from 22 October to 2 November 2019.

A show that is gripping theatre as much as stunning music - Richard Shelton will convince you that Frank Sinatra is actually in the room!

ActDrop reviewed the show when it had a run at the West End's Crazy Coqs ...

"An intimate and intriguing portrait of Sinatra's life, embellished by many of the glorious songs he made his own, brilliantly sung by Richard Shelton in prodigious form." (Peter Brown)

Read Peter's full five star review here.

And here's the show trailer ...

If you live outside the London area, you'll find the full UK tour dates (and links to book tickets) here.

Richard Shelton, who wrote and performs in Sinatra: RAW, is one of the world's most acclaimed Sinatra interpreters.

Cast as Sinatra in the hard-hitting drama Rat Pack Confidential in the West End, his gritty portrayal won Richard a 'Best Actor in a Leading Role' nomination from the Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards and international acclaim.

Richard has since performed for British and European royalty, with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC Concert Orchestra, for Sir Elton John and on TV and in movies including I Capture the Castle.

Aged 50, Richard fulfilled another dream and moved to LA where he worked alongside Sinatra's musicians and produced and starred in A Very Good Year, celebrating Sinatra's centenary.

They joined him again on recording his debut US album, Lost and Found at LA's Capitol Studios, due for release in January 2019.

Best known to UK TV audiences as the charmingly murderous Dr. Adam Forsythe in TV's Emmerdale, his US TV roles include Jane the Virgin and House of Lies and he was twice nominated Best Supporting Actor in the horror movie, Do Not Disturb.

Other recent movie roles include Brash Young Turks, the Japanese cult WW2 film Joker Game and Palau, shot in Argentina.

Richard's one-man cabaret, Sinatra and Me, has played to packed houses across the world.

Sinatra: RAW is produced by James Seabright by arrangement with Mike Leigh for MLA Talent.

Show listing information


Richard Shelton's masterful show revealing the man behind the music returns to London following a sell-out premiere season at Crazy Coqs and two acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe seasons.

You are invited to Palm Springs, California, 1971.

Frank Sinatra faces retirement.

The air is electric and the crowd jockey for position at Sinatra's last intimate show.

But times are changing as the Rolling Stones and David Bowie dominate the charts.

Sinatra's blue eyes are bloodshot and his face craggy with booze, cigarettes and memories.

Things take an unexpected turn when he drinks 'One for My Baby' too many.

This is the 2am Sinatra you dream of meeting.

Dangerous. Unpredictable. Brilliant.


Richard Shelton


Author: Richard Shelton
Production: James Seabright by arrangement with Mike Leigh for MLA Talent


Wilton's Music Hall
1 Graces Alley (off Ensign Street)
E1 8JB


From: Tuesday 22 October 2019

Closed: Saturday 2 November 2019


Standard: £14.50 - £26

Concessions: £12 - £23.50


Show website
ActDrop full listing for Sinatra: Raw

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