In aid of the Theatre Support Fund to help theatrical workers who have lost their livelihoods.
An evening of song celebrating Ivor Novello’s contribution to British Musical Theatre, performed by the brilliantly talented duo Terry Saunders as Ivor and Rebecca Louise as the Golden Age Singer.
Join us as we travel back in time to the year 1948 to find Ivor putting the finishing touches to a new work: “King’s Rhapsody” set, like so many of his shows, in a mythical middle-European kingdom. With him in his studio above the Strand Theatre in Aldwych is The Golden Age Singer, who plays the love interest opposite Ivor on stage and who secretly yearns to perform the same role in real life. Together, they look back over his previous successes, and embark on a journey of reminiscence and romance, for Ivor’s songs and shows tell the story of love, from its first awakening to its dying embers.
The show will include many classic Novello numbers, such as "I can give you the starlight", "We’ll gather lilacs" and "The violin began to play", not forgetting the comedy of "And her mother came too" and "An Englishman in love".
This performance is in loving memory of the late Irene Beatrice Barnes, 11th February 1928 - 2nd December 2020, an avid fan of Novello and the theatre.