Sinatra: Raw

On sale now at Wilton’s Music Hall, London 23 – 25 August 2021 – book now. Available for touring in 2022.

Written and performed by Richard Shelton 

Richard Shelton’s masterful show revealing the man behind the music returns to London following a sell-out premiere season at Crazy Coqs and two acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe seasons.

You are invited to Palm Springs, California, 1971. Frank Sinatra faces retirement. The air is electric and the crowd jockey for position at Sinatra’s last intimate show. But times are changing as the Rolling Stones and David Bowie dominate the charts. Sinatra’s blue eyes are bloodshot and his face craggy with booze, cigarettes and memories. Things take an unexpected turn when he drinks ‘One for My Baby’ too many.

This is the 2am Sinatra you dream of meeting. Dangerous. Unpredictable. Brilliant.

Richard Shelton, who wrote and performs in Sinatra: Raw, is one of the world’s most acclaimed Sinatra interpreters. Cast as Sinatra in the hard-hitting drama, Rat Pack Confidential in the West End, his gritty portrayal won Richard a ‘Best Actor in a Leading Role’ nomination from the Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards and international acclaim.

‘Shelton’s splendidly tough yet laid-back, authentic performance’ The Times

‘Shelton as Sinatra is quite simply phenomenal’ ***** Mike Young, BBC

‘Singing the hits with style, Sinatra is marvellously played’ Daily Telegraph

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