Royal Albert Home: see musical stars perform live from their living rooms

Watch musicians including Alfie Boe in the Royal Albert Hall’s new at-home series

Royal Albert Home: see musical stars perform live from their living rooms

If you’re missing trips to the theatre and live music during your time in here in the UAE, London’s Royal Albert Hall is hosting a series of at-home concerts to get culture-lovers through this self-isolation time.

The world-famous British concert hall has launched a Royal Albert Home series, and tonight it’s the turn of tenor and musical theatre star Alfie Boe.

If you’re a fan of musicals and opera then Boe will be a familiar face and name – best-known for starring as Jean Valjean in world-famous musical Les Miserables. He also performed in Carousel at the English National Opera with Katherine Jenkins.

Alfie Boe has performed at the Royal Albert Hall on many occasions, most recently in a celebration of songs of the stage in October 2019.
The concert, from Boe’s home, will kick off at 10.30pm GST and you can register on the Royal Albert Hall’s website here to notify you when it’s about to start.

“In these strange times, closing the Hall’s doors is the best way to look after the world, but we are now opening a (virtual) window for you to experience some of the most talented artists around,” said the team.

Tomorrow (Monday April 13) it will be the turn of Hard-Fi frontman Richard Archer and singer-songwriter Krysten Cummings, who are bandmates in OffWorld, while Tuesday April 14 will see Roddy Woomble, lead singer of band Idlewild take to his home stage. Woomble has recently released a new solo EP, Everyday Sun.

On Wednesday (April 15) there will be an exclusive preview of film Brassed Off, while on Thursday April 16 cellist Ayanna Witter-Johnson takes to the virtual stage.

Friday April 17 will be the turn of Indie musician Baxter Dury, while on Wednesday April 22 performance poet Toby Thompson will speak live from his aunt’s house in Normandy.

The final event of the series will be held on Sunday May 17 where you can watch Sea Shambles, which is all about the planet.

The show will be hosted by Robin Ince (co-host of Radio 4’s Infinite Monkey Cage), Dr Helen Czerski (renowned physicist and oceanographer) and Steve Backshall (naturalist, explorer and wildlife presenter). It will star a range of guest scientists, comedians and musicians, which will be announced soon.

To tune in visit www.royalalberthall.com.
For more things to do at home in Dubai, click here. For Abu Dhabi, click here. For Sharjah, click here.

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