The smash-hit show, At Last — The Etta James Story, is set return to the UK next Autumn starring the sensational Vika Bull. Having wowed British audiences in 2017 as part of an ecstatically received short tour, Vika and the phenomenal Essential R&B Band start a 23 date visit, kicking off in High Wycombe on Friday September 21st 2018. Please see full tour dates below.
Following its world première in Melbourne in 2013 At Last — The Etta James Story has since repeatedly packed theatres throughout Australia and New Zealand. In 2016 the show returned to Melbourne for a sell-out season at The Arts Centre and July saw the show triumph for a third season at The Sydney Opera House.
Telling the story of soul legend Etta James’ turbulent life and features some of her most beloved songs including Tell Mama, Something’s Got A Hold On Me, Sugar On The Floor, the heart rending I’d Rather Go Blind, her iconic signature song At Last and more.
Vika puts her heart and soul into this unforgettable show and is joined on stage by some of Australia’s finest and funkiest musicians.
During a long and tumultuous career that saw her win six Grammy Awards and a star on The Hollywood Walk Of Fame, Etta James has influenced a vast array of artists from Diana Ross, Janis Joplin, Stevie Wonder, The Rolling Stones and Rod Stewart and is acknowledged as inspiring the careers of a new generation of singers from Christina Aguilera, Joss Stone, Adele and the late Amy Winehouse.
Sadly, Etta’s frantic recording and touring schedule coincided with her ever-growing addiction problems and over time she not only sang the blues…she lived the blues.
Mercifully, her passion for life and strength of character saw her conquer her demons and she continued to record and perform into her seventies.
With respect, this is her story.
Don’t miss re-living the soulful songs of Etta James, channelled through superstar Vika Bull and band, across the UK next spring. Tickets go on general sale Wednesday 6th December 2017.
For more information visit AtLastEttaJames.com
AT LAST – THE ETTA JAMES STORY
UK TOUR DATES 2018
Friday 21 September Box Office: 01494 512 000
Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe Website: www.wycombeswan.co.uk
Saturday 22 September Box Office: 01702 351135
Palace Theatre, Southend Website: www.southendtheatres.org.uk
Sunday 23 September Box Office: 023 8061 3989
The Concorde, Eastleigh Website: www.theconcordeclub.com
Tuesday 25 September Box Office: 0844 888 9991
The Forum, Bath Website: www.bathforum.co.uk
Thursday 27 September Box Office: 029 2087 8444
St David’s Hall, Cardiff Website: www.stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk
Friday 28 September Box Office: 01935 422884
Octagon Theatre, Yeovil Website: www.octagon-theatre.co.uk
Saturday 29 September Box Office: 01483 369350
G Live, Guildford Website: www.glive.co.uk
Sunday 30 September Box Office: 0844 871 7650
Theatre Royal, Brighton Website:www.atgtickets.com/venues/theatre-royal-brighton
Wednesday 03 October Box Office: 023 9264 9000
New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth Website: www.newtheatreroyal.com
Thursday 04 October Box Office: 01727 844488
The Alban Arena, St Albans Website: www.alban-arena.co.uk
Friday 05 October Box Office: 0844 576 3000
Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth Website: www.bournemouthpavilion.co.uk
Monday 08 October Box Office: 01604 624811
Royal & Derngate, Northampton Website: www.royalandderngate.co.uk
Tuesday 09 October Box Office: 0151 709 3789
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Liverpool Website: www.liverpoolphil.com
Wednesday 10 October Box Office: 0141 353 8000
Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow Website: www.glasgowconcerthalls.com
Thursday 11 October Box Office: 0131 668 2019
The Queens Hall, Edinburgh Website: www.thequeenshall.net
Saturday 13 October Box Office: 0191 443 4661
The Gateshead, Sage Website: www.sagegateshead.com
Sunday 14 October Box Office: : 0161 907 9000
The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester Website: www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk
Monday 15 October Box Office: 01298 72190
Buxton Opera House, Buxton Website: www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk
Wednesday 17 October Box Office: 0844 871 3024
Barbican, York Website: http://www.yorkbarbican.co.uk/
Thursday 18 October Box Office: 0121 780 3333
Town Hall, Birmingham Website: www.thsh.co.uk
Saturday 20 October Box Office: 01223 357851
Corn Exchange, Cambridge Website: www.cambridgelivetrust.co.uk/cornex
Monday 22 October Box Office: 020 7730 4500
Cadogan Hall, London Website: www.cadoganhall.com