Britain’s original teen rock idol will salute legendary band leader Glenn Miller in a musical celebration.
It was 1958 when Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella opened as a panto at London Coliseum with 22-year-old rock sensation Tommy Steele heading up the cast. The production was an instant hit and enjoyed a sell-out run!
Now 60 years on, Steele has announced his return to the iconic venue from 6 July – 18 August 2018 with The Glen Miller Show.
The production is dedicated to the American big band icon who scored 23 No.1 hits between 1939 and 1943 – that’s more than even Elvis or The Beatles racked up! Not only does it chronicle Glenn Miller’s rise to fame and untimely death, but the show also follows the bandleader’s journey in finding his unique sound.
“I am and always will be one of Glenn Miller’s biggest fans. That sound, that wonderful sound, and his search for it, is one of the most inspiring stories I know,” said Tommy. “So, I’m returning to the Coliseum to say two thank-yous!”
During the show you’ll get to hear all of Miller’s era-defining favourites including Moonlight Serenade, Little Brown Jug, Pennsylvania 6-5000, Tuxedo Junction, the beloved swing tune Chattanooga Choo Choo and In the Mood, which topped the US charts for 13 straight weeks in 1940.
Like Miller, Steele has more than 20 hit singles to his name. He got his first UK No.1 in 1957 with Singing the Blues.
Steele is renowned for his roles in the West End and on the big screen too. The Tommy Steele Story, chronicling his own early life and rise to fame, is one of Britain’s greatest rock’n’roll films. Plus, Steele has appeared in 12 hit musical movies – including Finian’s Rainbow, The Happiest Millionaire and Half a Sixpence (watch his brilliant performance in the show’s iconic number, Flash Bang Wallop, below).
Always an enthusiastic, big-hearted performer, don’t miss seeing Tommy Steele when he goes back to the beginning at the London Coliseum in The Glenn Miller Show this July and August!
Tickets are available right now at Ticketmaster.co.uk.