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Tubular Bells: Live in Concert

7 to 15 Aug 2021

Southbank Centre

Hear Mike Oldfield's masterpiece like never before, live on stage with a full band and acrobatic interpretations by Circa Contemporary Circus.
Tubular Bells: Live in Concert at the Southbank Centre

Image courtesy Southbank Centre

Show details

Synopsis


The spectacle marks the 50th anniversary of Tubular Bells, the debut studio album by English multi-instrumentalist, composer and songwriter Mike Oldfield.


Oldfield, who was just 17 years old when he started composing the music, recorded and played almost all of the instruments on the album.


Conceived in 1971 and finally released in 1973, it gained worldwide acclaim when the opening theme was used for the soundtrack of the horror film The Exorcist.


Tubular Bells is a progressive journey through classical, jazz, folk, prog rock and electronica.


Ten performers from Circa Contemporary Circus present Oldfield's work in its physical form, their heart-stopping acrobatics intricately woven together to reflect the music.


The performance is directed by Yaron Lifschitz.


The musical director, Robin Smith, has collaborated with Mike Oldfield over three decades including memorable performances of Tubular Bells at Edinburgh Castle in 1992 and at the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony.


Mike Oldfield is not performing at this event.


Background information, advisory warnings


Age suitability: Not available


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Dates


Previews from:Saturday 7 August 2021

Closes:Sunday 15 August 2021

Performance days & times


Evening:

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm

Sunday ‑ 7‑00pm


Matinee:

Wednesday - 2-30pm

Sunday - 2-00pm


Running time: To be confirmed

Tickets


Standard:
From £29.50

Concessions:
25% discount limited availability

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Cast


Circa Contemporary Circus

Creatives


Composer: Mike Oldfield
Director: Yaron Lifschitz
Musical direction: Robin Smith

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