The show arrives in London on Sunday 15 July 2018.
The Pink Panther film with live orchestra is coming to London’s Royal Festival Hall on Sunday 15 July 2018, performed by the Senbla Concert Orchestra conducted by Elliot Davies.
Renowned as one of the greatest comedy films of all time, The Pink Panther will be presented live to a UK audience for the first time, with the iconic score performed by a full orchestra.
The 1964 classic stars Peter Sellers as Inspector Jacques Clouseau, who is attempting to catch a notorious jewel thief on the hunt for the priceless Pink Panther diamond.
The animated character of the same name was introduced to audiences in the film’s opening credits.
Directed by Blake Edwards, The Pink Panther also stars David Niven, Robert Wagner, Capucine, and Claudia Cardinale.
The score, composed by Henry Mancini, will be performed in all its jazz grandeur at the London Royal Festival Hall show.
Mancini received a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award in 1995, with The Pink Panther score remaining one of his most celebrated works. It was nominated for an Academy Award in 1965, led by the instantly recognisable tenor saxophone of Plas Johnson. Released as a single in 1964, the song went on to reach the top 10 on the US Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart.
More recently, the score itself received a Grammy Hall of Fame Award.
Conducted by Elliot Davies, the Senble Concert Orchestra will perform the score live at Royal Festival Hall on Sunday 15 July 2018.
Watch the trailer for The Pink Panther below.
Tickets for The Pink Panther film with live orchestra will be available from 10:00 on Friday 6 April 2018 through Ticketmaster.co.uk.