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Shanklin Theatre to host Glenn Miller tunes

Tue 4 Jun 2013

Shanklin Theatre to host Glenn Miller tunes

The Shanklin Theatre is set to host a celebration of the works of the Glenn Miller Orchestra this month in what could be a fantastic evening of entertainment for visitors to the Isle of Wight.

Guests will be able to enjoy the big band tunes of one of the most popular acts of the 1930s and '40s. Currently led by Ray McVay - perhaps best known as musical director on the BBC's Come Dancing - the band will be showcasing a string of hits, including Tuxedo Junction, Moonlight Serenade and In the Mood.

The group are heading to island direct from a global tour of Europe, Asia and South America, with the group consisting of Catherine Sykes and Colin Anthony on vocals, as well as Ray Wordsworth with his swinging jazz band The Uptown Hall Gang.

Songs from Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Louis Armstrong will also be featured in the set on the night, with visitors being treated to a wide array of musical numbers all harking back to a time less complicated and more innocent.

The performance is to take place on June 8th and will get underway from 19:30 BST. Admission will cost from £18 per person, although seats are already filling up so all those interested in heading along should act fast and book their place.

Meanwhile, the Shanklin will also be playing host to one of the most witty and raucous evenings of comedy on the island's calendar in the coming weeks, with Phill Jupitus making a triumphant return to the stage in his new one-man show.

It will see the comedy star taking on the roles of three characters, including his late self, with the audience being encouraged to interact with the performer as he highlights his quick-witted improvisational skills on June 9th.

Tickets will cost £15 and the show gets underway from 20:00 BST.ADNFCR-3083-ID-801594523-ADNFCR

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