Released by the young entrepreneur Richard Branson, the immense success of the album is credited with kick-starting the Virgin empire.
Now forty years later, two Australian musicians have achieved a herculean feat in recreating the beauty and playful lunacy of one of the most important albums of the 20th Century with just four hands and four feet.
Tubular Bells for Two burst onto the international scene following sell out seasons at the Sydney Festival, Sydney Fringe Festival and the New Zealand International Arts Festival.
It was the smash-hit show of the 2012 & 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe - winning a Herald Angel Award and garnering several five star reviews.
Tubular Bells for Two is intricately choreographed and rehearsed to present the work true to the original recording, with all its multi-layered madness and subtle beauty intact. The show requires over twenty instruments, which are artfully juggled to bring this influential masterpiece to life.
SEE THE TRAILER HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYKOIYWKnT4
Acoustic and electric guitars, bass guitar, piano, organ, synthesizer, drums, percussion, loops, vocals, double-speed guitar, one slightly distorted guitar, tubular bells
Acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin, glockenspiel, organ, drums, percussion, vocals, loops, bass guitar, a second slightly distorted guitar, taped motor-drive organ chord, tubular bells
“Two man orchestra bring soundtrack of 70s back to life... an intensely focused race around every twist and turn of Oldfield's quirky masterwork” The Times
“A live music experience, a virtuoso performance from two musicians at the top of their game.” Edinburgh Evening News
“A musical tour de force. Mesmerising to watch” Sydney Morning Herald
VENUE The Street Theatre, 15 Childers St, Canberra City West
SEASON 10 – 12th April
TIMES 10th + 11th @ 8pm
12th @ 4pm
TICKETS Standard $39
Group 4+ $35
BOOKINGS 6247 1223 or www.thestreet.org.au