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The Magical Music of Harry Potter, now with a Weasley.

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A one-of-a-kind film and music experience: The Magical Music of Harry Potter – Live in Concert, now with a Weasley – Chris Rankin! The concert features the best music from the films and the play with the London Philharmonic & Symphonic Film Orchestra.

The Magical Music of Harry Potter – Live in Concert comes to Ipswich Regent Theatre on Friday 10 December 2021. Click here to book your tickets.

The Harry Potter films are some of the most successful films in the history of cinema. The award-winning film music is now touring the world as a unique concert evening for the first time. Original actors, star soloists, a choir and symphony orchestra will bring the magical music of Harry Potter to life. Visitors will experience the most significant musical moments of Harry Potter. The program includes the film soundtracks of four-time Oscar winner John Williams, Patrick Doyle, Nicolas Hooper, and Oscar winner Alexander Desplat as well as the best of the music from ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’, which has received many awards in London and New York, becoming one of the most successful theatrical shows in the world.

 

 

Unique Experience

The evening presents a musical journey into a magical world with friendship, adventure, love, and cohesion in the dangerous world of magicians. Visitors can expect to be immersed into a world of enchantment through the most advanced technology of light, sound, and laser staging as well as a unique sound dimension that is guaranteed to leave them with goosebumps. The visual and magical effects are set to make the hearts of all Harry Potter fans beat a little faster. Our audience favourite, Chris Rankin, Percy Weasley himself, will attend all the shows creating an unforgettable experience full of fun and good humour.

 

 

The Music

The audience will experience the musical ‘Best of Harry Potter’ from all eight films and works written by four talented composers. John Williams (Star Wars, ET, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park) composed the music for the first three films, like the famous “Hedwig’s Theme”, the leitmotif of the series and “Double Trouble” – the classic Hogwarts motif with a Children’s choir, as well as the funny “Aunt Marge’s Waltz” and “Witches, Wands and Wizards”. Titles like the “Hogwarts Hymn” by Patrick Doyle, from the fourth Harry Potter film will bring the audience into the mysterious and dark world of the Triwizard Tournament. Nicholas Hooper composed “Dumbledore’s Farewell” and helped to shape and mature the Harry Potter music in the fifth and sixth films alongside Alexandre Desplat with “Lily`s Theme”, who composed the music for the last two instalments of the film series. Combined these composers and music will create a grandiose and unforgettable musical experience.

 

 

Chris Rankin – The Weasley!

Chris is recognised internationally as Percy Weasley, a role he played throughout the Harry Potter film franchise. At the age of 16, Chris wrote a letter applying for an audition for ‘Harry Potter’ and has never looked back.

 

Chris has more recently taken a step behind the camera helping to co-ordinate many high-end TV productions. His recent work includes “A Discovery of Witches” (Sky / Bad Wolf), “Downton Abbey” (ITV / Carnival), “The Bastard Executioner” (FOX), “Atlantis” (BBC / Urban Myth) and last year directed his first short film, ‘Dad’, which has been shortlisted as part of the 2020 Cardiff International Film Festival . As well as screen projects, Chris remains committed to live performance, both heading up the theatre company Brecon Little Theatre and appearing in pantomime. He continues to appear regularly at fan-related events across the globe from the smallest arts festivals to massive, franchised shows.

 

Chris is also a keen blogger, traveller, musical theatre buff, fan boy, LGBTQ+ ally, and dog lover.

 

He is a patron of the charity Transfiguring Adoption and regularly supports the work of Albert Kennedy Trust.

 

The Magical Music of Harry Potter – Live in Concert comes to Ipswich Regent Theatre on Friday 10 December 2021. Click here to book your tickets.

 

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