Dreamstime M 13865039 Brno Philharmonic Orchestra Perform

Join us again at the fabulous South Bank Centre as together we celebrate a theatrical evening of the life of Shakespeare with the Royal Philharmonic presented by the delightful Sir Derek Jacobi and the beautiful Samantha Bond.

Royal Philharmonic Performance

Cote Brasserie Restaurant

Located a short walk from the Festival Hall, this French brasserie offers relaxed dining and serves authentic French classics from fresh ingredients. Meet your fellow Solos guests and Tour Leader in the early evening for dinner before we make our way over to the auditorium for the performance at 19.30.

Food of Love

Presented by Sir Derek Jacobi an Samantha Bond, this unique evening celebrates the life of William Shakespeare. They are accompanied by choral and orchestral music interludes from stage and screen by such composers as Craig Armstrong (Romeo + Juliet), Stephen Warbeck (Shakespeare in Love), William Walton (Henry V Suite), Henry Purcell, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Nigel Hess’ beautiful scores from Royal Shakespeare Company productions, the Bard’s most famous speeches will be vividly brought to life, alongside scandalous backstage anecdotes to create an entertaining night to remember. Directed by Guy Unsworth.

Nigel Hess Conductor
Guy Unsworth Stage Director
Elin Manahan Thomas Soprano
Morgan Pearse Baritone
The Cantus Ensemble


Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Excerpts throughout the evening will include:

HESS The entry to the Senate from Julius Caesar
WALTON Fanfare from Hamlet
QUILTER Evening in the forest from As You Like It
HESS Christening & Coronation from Henry VIII; The statue from The Winter's Tale; Sigh no more from Much Ado About Nothing; Suite from The Comedy of Errors
WALTON Soliloquy from Hamlet; Suite from Henry V
HESS Suite from Troilus & Cressida
ARMSTRONG Balcony scene from Romeo & Juliet
HESS Evening hymn from Love's Labour's Lost
PURCELL Overture, Timon of Athens
HESS Overture, Much Ado About Nothing
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS The cloud-capp'd towers from The Tempest
HESS Willow song from Othello
WARBECK The end from Shakespeare in Love
HESS The wind and the rain from Twelfth Night

What’s included:

  • Welcome drink & information meeting
  • Ticket to the Philharmonic Orchestra Performance at the Royal Festival Hall
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Solos Board: Three-course dinner at Cote Brasserie Restaurant, Festival Hall

What’s extra:

  • Drinks with Dinner
  • Insurance, see here

Please contact us for further information 0208 951 2800.

What’s included:

  • Welcome drink & information meeting
  • Ticket to the Philharmonic Orchestra Performance at the Royal Festival Hall
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Solos Board: Three-course dinner at Cote Brasserie Restaurant, Festival Hall

What’s extra:

  • Drinks with Dinner
  • Insurance, see here

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