Elaine Paige strips it back for Northampton show

Elaine Paige has starred in more smash hit West End and Broadway musicals than anyone else of her generation
Elaine Paige has starred in more smash hit West End and Broadway musicals than anyone else of her generation
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As part of a short series of concerts entitled Stripped Back, celebrated singer Elaine Paige headlines Royal & Derngate on Wednesday November 30 .

As a musical theatre performer Elaine has made a major contribution to the modern musical.

She has starred in more smash hit West End and Broadway musicals than anyone else of her generation and continues to present the hugely successful weekly BBC Radio 2 show Elaine Paige on Sunday.

The show, which is devoted to musical theatre and film music, has more than two and a half million listeners each week.

Backed by a small group of musicians, this concert will see her perform her most popular hits such as Memory, I Know Him So Well and With One Look, as well as favourite tracks, from an array of contemporary songwriters, including Harry Nilsson, Randy Newman, Burt Bacharach, Leonard Cohen, Sting, Elton John and Lennon & McCartney.

This show follows Elaine’s last solo tour in 2014 which was a sell out celebratory concert encompassing her incredible 50 year career and saw her say “farewell” to a full touring schedule.

She said: “I’m so excited about this series of ‘weekend’ concerts.

“Having made the decision not to do a back to back tour again, this appealed to me not only because of the schedule, but as I’ve marked my 50 years on stage, this is going to allow me to do something completely different, a new show celebrating the contemporary songwriters I love.

“Their music has been the soundtrack to all our lives, not just mine. It’s the ideal opportunity to perform in an intimate way.”

Elaine Paige heads to Royal & Derngate on Wednesday, November 30.

The concert starts at 7.30pm and tickets cost from £28.50 to £55, with a VIP package available at £99. Booking fees apply.

To book, call 01604 624811 or visit www.royalandderngate.co.uk