The film in concert will tour the UK this May – and it’s going to be groovy, baby!
Let us ask you a question, and be honest. [Cue a spinning bed.] Do you want to watch Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, the film that spawned countless catchphrases and double entendres, as never before? With a live orchestra! Yeah, do you?
Of course, the answer is: Yeah, baby!
Spend a night this May seeing and hearing the absurdly funny spy parody on a 60-foot screen in stunning HD while accompanied by a 60-piece orchestra. This unique film-in-concert experience will be touring concert halls and theatres across the UK with stops in Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol and Glasgow as well as London, where the original composer of its score, George S Clinton, will be conducting.
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery came out in 1997. It follows Austin Powers, a 1960s swinging secret agent who’s been defrosted after having spent 30 years in a cryogenic sleep. He’s on a quest to stop his nemesis, the maniacal Dr Evil, from taking over the world.
Both Austin Powers and Dr Evil (often shown stroking a furry white cat named Mr Bigglesworth) are played by the multi-talented Mike Myers, who stars alongside Elizabeth Hurley, Robert Wagner and Seth Green. The film also features guest appearances from Will Ferrell, Mimi Rogers, Carrie Fisher and Burt Bacharach.
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery grossed over $67 million worldwide and spawned two blockbuster sequels – Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me in 1999 and Austin Powers in Goldmember in 2003.
The scores for all three films were composed by Clinton, who ingenuously brought the spy-spoof madness to life. He was able to blend the era’s infusion of jazz into an orchestral setting, taking inspiration from the works of Bacharach, John Barry, Henry Mancini and Quincy Jones. Throughout his career, Clinton has scored over 100 films. Along with several Grammy and Emmy nominations, Clinton has won eight BMI Film Music Awards, including their highest honor, the BMI Icon Award.
Full dates for the UK tour are shown below:
17 May 2018 – Symphony Hall, Birmingham
18 May 2018 – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
20 May 2018 – Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London
21 May 2018 – Colston Hall, Bristol
22 May 2018 – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Please note: This film is rated certificate 15.
Get tickets early in our presale which opens at 10:00 on Thursday 15 March. Tickets go on general sale at 10:00 on Friday 16 March. For both sales head to Ticketmaster.co.uk.