What could make Star Wars: A New Hope better? How about Star Wars: A New Hope with a live orchestra in the Royal Albert Hall?
The 1977 classic is the next in The Royal Albert Hall’s big Films In Concert series and will screen alongside the London Symphony Orchestra playing the music from the film live on stage.
The movie, which stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford, has proven to be the most-requested by fans for the series and it’s finally arriving in London this November.
And what makes this screening extra-special is the fact that the LSO featured on the original soundtrack for the film.
The Hall will actually be launching a special Star Wars season, also featuring other concerts, family events and Q&As.
As if that wasn’t exciting enough, Star Wars: A New Hope will also tour the UK following its UK premiere.
John Williams’ iconic score for the 1977 film is one of the most loved – and most renowned – in film history.
It not only won Williams an Oscar but it was also chosen by the American Film Institute as the greatest score ever written. That’s some feat.
Star Wars – the vital information
Star Wars: A New Hope Concert is showing at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AP.
Friday 16 November (7:30pm), Saturday 17 November (2pm and 7:30pm), Sunday 18 November (2pm and 6:30pm) 2018
How can I get tickets and how much are they?
Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday 2 February from the Royal Albert Hall official website or phone the box office on 020 7589 8212.
Prices range from £35 to £85.
If I can’t make it to London, where is it touring?
28 November – Liverpool Echo Arena
29 November – Bournemouth International Centre
1 December – Manchester Arena
5 December – 3Arena, Dublin
7 December – Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
8 December – First Direct Arena, Leeds;
9 December – SEC Centre, Glasgow
(Please note, the London Symphony Orchestra are only confirmed for the Royal Albert Hall dates)
The Star Wars: Film Concert Series is produced under license by Disney Concerts in association with 20th Century Fox and Warner/Chappell Music. The London Symphony Orchestra appears by kind permission of the Barbican.