Experience the kings of swing at Cambridge Corn Exchange with Rat Pack Live on Saturday, March 8.
Boasting stars from the West End, a brand-new spectacular featuring Sammy Davis Jnr, Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra is coming to town.
Described as possessing “all the panache and attitude of Sammy, Dean and Frank during their Vegas heyday” hit show Rat Pack Live combines the sound of big band swing with an all-star cast.
The evening’s Dean, Mark Halliday, has performed as Dean Martin to critical acclaim both in the West End of London and in international touring productions.
Mark also spent two years in the States creating the role of Hades in Disney’s new musical Hercules and has lead appearances in runaway touring hit shows Girls Night Out and Aspects of Love under his belt.
“Mark carries off Dino’s stage presence to a tee,” says show producer Michael Taylor. “Spirit glass in one hand, microphone in the other, he captures Martin’s polished irreverence on beautifully-performed songs like Ain’t That a Kick in the Head, Mambo Italiano and That’s Amore.”
The evening’s Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jnr exude similarly astounding stage presence, according to Michael. Their impressive credentials include:
Stephen Rashbrook as Frank Sinatra – has played Ol’ Blue Eyes at the Strand, Savoy and Adelphi Theatres in the West End of London and on UK, European and US tours. His stage career has seen Stephen appear with the likes of Dame Judi Dench, Ben Kingsley, Daniel Day Lewis at the National Theatre, in the West End and on Broadway.
Jim Whitley as Sammy Davis Jnr – as well as extensively touring the UK as both Sammy and Nat King Cole, the former Manchester City international footballer has previously performed alongside Judy Carmichael at New York’s famous Rainbow Rooms.
“Together the talented trio combine ‘swingsationally’ in Rat Pack Live,” says Michael.
Featuring all the patter and razzamatazz of the Rat Pack’s infamous live stage show, music fans are invited to join “the UK’s number one Sammy, Dean and Frank live concert extravaganza”.
“Prepare to experience the definition of cool,” says Michael.
Tickets are £24.50, £22.50 and £14.50. Call the box office on 01223-357851.