Group shows west is best

Spaghetti Western Orchestra
Spaghetti Western Orchestra

THE Spaghetti Western Orchestra will visit Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall for one night only on Friday, March 2, at 7.30pm.

The ensemble makes a triumphant return to the UK with their hilarious celebration of the iconic collaborations between Sergio Leone and Ennio Morricone.

This highly theatrical show features classic themes from The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, For A Few Dollars More and Once Upon a Time in the West as well as ingenious recreations of the saloons, spittoons and shotgun-slinging atmosphere of the Wild Wild West.

Dressed in period attire against a dramatic scorched sun backdrop, five brilliant musician performers play over 100 ‘instruments’ which range from the conventional to an incredible array of everyday objects including playing cards, coat hangers and a packet of cornflakes. The musical arrangements are accomplished and endlessly inventive, summoning the power of an entire orchestra and using foley (sound effect) artistry to recreate the punch-ups, gun-shots and jangling spurs evoking the glorious movies that made Clint Eastwood a star.

Tickets cost £20-£25 and are available from the box office on 0115 989 5555.