*Additional date added due to demand: Wednesday 23 May 2012
The magnificent five are riding into town! Armed with over 100 instruments, these brilliant musicians perform a fistful of Ennio Morricone classics from the movies that made Clint Eastwood a star. The stunning soundtracks include The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, For A Few Dollars More and Once Upon a Time in The West.
This ingenious gang of comic maestros underscore these iconic compositions with hilarious sound effects: blowing on bottles, crushing cornflakes, ‘playing’ coathangers, apples, squeaky toys, rubber gloves, bicycle pumps, nail clippers and many more – recreating every punch up, gunshot, and jangling spur that define the gun slinging west.
Audiences across the world have been amazed and enthralled by this international sensation. Not to be missed.
‘Take five multi-talented, unashamedly theatrical Australians and let them loose on 100 instruments and you have some idea of Spaghetti Western Orchestra. A joyous celebration.’ London Evening Standard
‘That the musicians perform with the enormous gravity of a Mozart symphony only serves to make this extraordinary show all the funnier.’ The Guardian
‘Stirring music expertly played, with a frosting of quirky humour… an inspired show.’ The Scotsman
‘Music that makes you want to ride off into the sunset.’ Globe and Mail, Toronto
‘So much more than a concert, this is an hilarious and inventive show.’ French Press Agency
Part of the sixth Flatpack Festival, an eclectic jamboree of film taking over venues across Birmingham from 13-18 March 2012.
- Town Hall, Victoria Square, Birmingham, B3 3DQ, West Midlands, United Kingdom
* A £2.50 fee per transaction will be charged on all bookings except purchases made in person at the Town Hall or Symphony Hall Box office.