Richard is thrilled to be returning to Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018 with his new play, 'Sinatra: RAW'.
'Sinatra; RAW' is a brand new show which imagines Frank Sinatra's last intimate gig in Palm Springs ahead of his first retirement concert in 1971. But he's drunk 'One For My Baby' too many as he reminisces and things take an unexpected turn. The air is electric. This is the midnight Sinatra you dream of meeting. Dangerous. Unpredictable. Startling. Brilliant.Frankenstein Pub, 26 George IV Bridge, Old Town, Edinburgh EH11EN
★★★★★ 5 stars for SINATRA:RAW!
"UNMISSABLE! As soon as @RichardShelton started to sing, it was like Frank was in the room with us and we were all in the palm of his hand"
★★★★ "Combining unapologetic dialogue with songs delivered in pitch perfect style, Richard Shelton effortlessly carries off the role of Sinatra, getting the showman and the person behind the image down to a tee"Daily Business Magazine
"Richard Shelton’s masterful take on Ol’ Blue Eyes is a must-see. Pitched somewhere between concert and confessional, this modest show has greatness in it."
"Shelton’s vocals are remarkable, manifesting not only Sinatra’s sliding rhythms and nuanced phrasing, but also the timbre of that famous instrument.
"His voice wraps you up. It helps that the Sinatra songbook contains pure gold. But, again, the veracity of Shelton’s flinty performance adds a fillip to his interpretations of the music."