Star Wars fans get ready for a once in a lifetime experience. Disney has teamed up with the Royal Albert Hall and the London Symphony Orchestra to bring you five performances of Star Wars: A New Hope accompanied by a live rendition of John Williams iconic score.
The shows will form the centrepiece of the Hall’s dedicated Star
The good news doesn’t end there. After its UK premiere at the Royal Albert Hall, Star Wars: A New Hope will be taking to the road for a tour around the UK. Travelling to cities that include, Liverpool, Manchester and Glasgow.
A New Hope is one of the most requested films’ for the Films In Concert event so it was only a matter of time that the beloved film gets the star treatment with the same orchestra that performed on William’s original soundtrack back in 1977.
Set 30 years after Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: A New Hope, the fourth episode of the saga, returns to the desert planet of Tatooine. A young Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) begins to discover his destiny when searching for a lost droid, he is saved by reclusive Jedi, Obi-Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness).
A civil war rages in the galaxy, and Rebel forces struggle against the evil Galactic Empire as Luke and Obi-Wan enlist the aid of a hotshot pilot, Han Solo (Harrison Ford). Joined by the quirky droid duo R2-D2 and C-3PO, the unlikely team sets out to rescue Rebel leader Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) and make use of the stolen plans to destroy the Empire’s ultimate weapon. In a legendary confrontation, the rogue group mounts an attack against the Death Star for a climactic battle with the evil Sith Lord, Darth Vader.
The film has so far spawned eight sequels and prequels, including Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which received its European premiere at the Royal Albert Hall last month. The film was the biggest hit of 2017 in both the UK and Ireland.
For those eager to get there hands on tickets for this spectacular event in November, tickets go on sale from 10 am on Friday the 2nd of February via the Royal Albert Hall website.
Full Listings info are below;
Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert
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
Box office: 020 7589 8212 / www.royalalberthall.com
The UK Tour Details are;
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 LSO are only confirmed for the Royal Albert Hall dates)