Capturing the trademark chemistry, class and camaraderie of the original Clan with Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr., The Definitive Rat Pack offers audiences a personal musical time machine and a ticket to a party with old-style Vegas spirit. Where and when? At Cadogan Hall in London on the 18th December.
Seasoned West End stars Stephen Triffitt, Mark Adams and George Daniel Long star as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. They previously starred together in The Rat Pack: Live from Las Vegas, breaking box office records and receiving a nomination for an Olivier Award, before going on to later tour globally, with two years in Vegas.
The rebellious, rambunctious spirit of the iconic 1960s medley crew arrives at Cadogan Hall on the 18th December 2021. The Definitive Rat Pack brings the party to London as they embark on their festive tour.
The Rat Pack were no strangers to London: when Frank Sinatra hit the Palladium in London, he performed in venues big and small until his last show at the Royal Albert Hall in 1992. Audiences are invited to rekindle their love of these iconic performers as they join The Definitive Rat Pack at Cadogan Hall.
From the popular White Christmas to That’s Amore and New York, New York
Stephen Triffitt, Mark Adams and George Daniel Long will bring Vegas spirit with a touch of Tinsel Town this December, with a festive programme including the ever-popular White Christmas, Baby It’s Cold Outside, The Christmas Song and Let It Snow, plus all-time favourites including Mack the Knife, That’s Amore, Mr Bojangles and New York, New York.
Joined onstage by acclaimed West End performers The Golddiggers and the internationally renowned Manhattan Swing Orchestra, all costumes, instruments and stage setting are authentically recreated to capture the magic of a live Rat Pack concert. It promises to be the ultimate experience for any big band fan the world over.
THE DEFINITIVE RAT PACK: „The chemistry between us and the love for Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. engages the audience”
Why do you think audiences across the world today still love seeing members of The Rat Pack ‘recreated’ on stage?
It means so much to different people. To some people it recreates memories of an era they belonged to. For others, this music has been passed down through generations and reminds them of family and loved ones. Then there are the people who don’t know it very well but have become fans by maybe hearing more modern artists covering this style. It’s an era that didn’t use special effects; they don’t write songs like this anymore and we deliver them live with no gimmicks.
What would you say was at the heart and soul of The Rat Pack as a collective?
What made The Rat Pack special was not just the music but also how each performer presented and interpreted the music. They were all such amazing performers in their own right – but when they came together, it was all the more magical.
How do you, The Definitive Rat Pack, now bring this spirit to the stage?
It’s a feel-good show that the audience is really part of – there is really no “fourth wall” as with many other shows; we totally celebrate and embrace the audience!
We’ve known and worked with each other for over 15 years which means we are now like family. Like Frank, Dean and Sammy, we have found a love, respect and understanding of each other that usually only happens between brothers. The chemistry between us, and the love for Frank, Dean and Sammy engages the audience so much that in most cases there is almost a collective sigh of joy the first time all three of us are on stage together. You can’t buy that!
What can the crowd expect from a night with The Definitive Rat Pack?
A recreation of a night with the guys – there’s a party on stage and everyone is invited. You’ll see the drinking, jokes, drinking, camaraderie, drinking and a great band helping us through some iconic songs that the three are best known for. Did we mention drinking?
Lastly, can you pick three songs that best sum up the spirit of the show?
Side by Side is the first time we are all on stage and each of us has our piece that is very much Frank’s, Dean’s or Sammy’s. Mack the Knife is a lively showstopper that builds and builds and features the fabulous Golddiggers and the band swinging along at its best. Few people realise that the song is based on the story of a fictional eighteenth-century highwayman named Captain Macheath, who first appeared in John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera (1727) and whose story was subsequently reimagined in Bertold Brecht’s The Threepenny Opera (1928). Finally, New York, New York. Need we say more!
SHOW: The Rat Pack at Christmas
VENUE: Cadogan Hall
DATE: 18th December 2021
TIME: 2.30pm and 7.30pm
PRICE: from £24.50