Following a sell-out smash hit season in London and LA, 'Sinatra: RAW' returns to its Edinburgh roots.
Following a critically acclaimed sell-out London run in January 2019 and LA in June, 'Sinatra: RAW' returns to Edinburgh at the fabulous Gilded Balloon at the Museum Auditorium between 31 July-26 August (not 7,14,21) at midday.
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'Palm Springs, 1971 - Frank Sinatra prepares for his last intimate, pre-retirement show. People jostle for position, the air is electric with anticipation. Sinatra drinks ‘One For My Baby’ too many and starts to reminisce when things take an unexpected turn. This is the 2am Sinatra you dream of meeting. Dangerous. Unpredictable. Startling. Brilliant.'
What the press say:
★★★★★ "Shelton as Sinatra is quite simply phenomenal" - Mike Young, BBC
★★★★★"A glorious and compelling masterpiece" - Londontheatre1.com
★★★★★"Sheer brilliance, Shelton channelled Sinatra and Richard left the building" - Carn's Theatre Passion
★★★★★ "Shelton is remarkable, transforming into the great man, so you would believe he was back in the room with you." - Broadway World
★★★★★"As in any great show, he leads you wanting more - more of the music and more of the man" -Pocket Size Theatre
★★★★★"Pure Gold-captures every nuance of Sinatra's style" - ActDrop UK★★★★★"Goose bumps guaranteed" - Entertainment Focus
★★★★★"A model of its kind – a warts and all portrait of Old Blue Eyes. Shelton does Sinatra proud” -Reviewsgate
★★★★★"Reminds us what made Sinatra such an undeniable star" - Theatre Weekly
'Best Actor in a Leading Role' (Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards) 'Rat Pack Confidential', London West End.
'Best Actor in a Musical' (2019 London OFFIES Theatre Awards) 'Sinatra: RAW', London, West End.
★★★★★ 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."