Tubular Bells for Two, an award-winning music-theatre production created and performed by Australian multi-instrumentalists Aidan Roberts and Daniel Holdsworth, comes to Sydney for two nights only this weekend.
Playing at York Theatre, Seymour Centre on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th March, Tubular Bells for Two sees Aidan Roberts and Daniel Holdsworth re-create Mike Oldfield's 1973 album Tubular Bells live on stage with over 20 instruments. The result is a spellbinding performance with has sold-out at festivals around the world.
Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells the first release on Richard Branson's fledgeling record label, Virgin Records in 1973. The album went on to sell over 30 million copies, kick-starting the Virgin empire.
Now, more than 40 years on, Aidan Roberts and Daniel Holdsworth are presenting this modern masterpiece in a challenging live event. So what's the catch? Oldfield harnessed – what was at the time – the latest in multi-track recording technology, playing a multitude of instruments one-by-one in the studio. However, in Tubular Bells for Two there are only two men on stage performing every part live with only four hands and four feet between them.
In this intricately choreographed, thrilling piece of tightrope theatre, the duo are literally rushed off their feet as they rush around a sea of instruments. Things can go wrong at any moment, and the slightest mistake or misplaced limb can bring the entire show crashing to a halt.
Whether you're a long-time fan of Tubular Bells or a newbie, Tubular Bells for Two is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat. It is one of the most innovative musical performances to grace the stage in many years. Don't miss it!