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7 to 15 Aug 2021
Image courtesy Southbank Centre
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.
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London SE1 8XX
Performance days & times
Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm
Friday ‑ 7‑30pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm
Sunday ‑ 7‑00pm
Wednesday - 2-30pm
Sunday - 2-00pm
Composer: Mike Oldfield
Director: Yaron Lifschitz
Musical direction: Robin Smith