Tubular Bells for Two
ABOUT THE SHOW
Two blokes juggle over 20 instruments live on stage in a spellbinding performance. A multi-award winning hit at festivals around the world, Tubular Bells for Two returns to the stage for one final tour in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Mike Oldfield’s seminal work.
Ask anyone who grew up in the 70s and they will be able to tell you exactly where they were when they first heard Tubular Bells. It was the first release on Richard Branson’s fledgling record label, Virgin Records, selling over 40 million copies – kick-starting the Virgin empire – and later becoming the soundtrack to the cult-classic film, The Exorcist.
Tubular Bells for Two is an intricately choreographed thrilling piece of tightrope theatre. The duo are literally rushed off their feet as they dash around a sea of instruments. Things can go wrong at any moment, and the slightest mistake or misplaced limb can bring the entire show crashing to a halt. Regardless of whether you are a Tubular Bells virgin, or long-time fan, Tubular Bells for Two is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat. Don’t miss your last chance to see it!
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Long-time friends and collaborators, Aidan Roberts and Daniel Holdsworth, conceived the show ‘almost by accident’ whilst listening to records around a fire during the Australian winter of 2008.
After listening to the original Oldfield classic, the two decided to try to play the album from start-to-finish on two guitars. Eventually they were attempting to re-create Tubular Bells note-for-note on over twenty instruments between the two of them, and finally, after nine months of rehearsal, they decided to perform it. Over the next few years, the pair regularly toured Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and the United States.
In July 2017, it was announced that Aidan Roberts would be stepping down from touring the show, and a new member, Tom Bamford, would join the production. Bamford has since toured the UK and Australia, receiving high praise after stepping in to such a demanding role.
PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES
Suitable for ages All ages