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2022 Tribute Concerts

We are delighted to announce that this year we have a fantastic double act at our tribute concert featuring the Tina Turner Tribute – Simply the Best and the Abba Tribute – Abba Revival.

ABBA Revival

The award winning ABBA Tribute Band ‘Revival’ have recently been voted as the UK’s Official No.1 ABBA tribute act by the Agent’s Association of Great Britain. This renowned ABBA stage show has proved a hit time and time again in the UK and the world over, wowing audiences from Europe to the Middle East and just recently the band has been invited to perform a 5 day tour in ABBA’s homeland of Sweden.

The show includes faithful choreography, spectacular and authentic costumes, stunning production and, most importantly, excellent musicianship.
ABBA Revival takes their audience on a musical journey back to those heady pop-tastic disco days when ABBA ruled the dance floor! They’ll guarantee to get everybody dancing – even the biggest party grouch will be throwing shapes in no time.

Selling out shows throughout the UK and internationally for over 6 years, they are quite simply the premium ABBA experience.

Simply the Best

The spectacular Tina Turner tribute act “Simply The Best” embarked on a singing and entertainment career, honing her performance and learning the art of entertainment and stage presence from the cabaret circuit around the North West of England.  With her talents and bubbly vibrant personality she was soon to become established as a quality vocal entertainer,  rapidly progressing to build a reputation nationally.

Her performance as Tina Turner is incredible, as a lively bubbly energetic entertainer she has the exact mannerisms, vocals and costumes to take on this powerful performer. She reproduces the stage charisma of Tina.  She has presence, a magnetic personality teamed with a natural ability to hold an audience captive as she works her act to demonstrate her powerful vocal range – rich, warm, sensual, raw and rocky

The Pirates of Penzance

Pirates of Penzance comes to Stansted Park in 2022

BEL Events announces Pirates of Penzance at Stansted Park on 16th July 2022.

Following on from last July’s fantastic performance of ‘The Mikado’ Bel Events is delighted to announce that Opera Anywhere will be returning to Stansted Park to perform Gilbert & Sullivans much loved comic opera The Pirates of Penzance.

Synopsis:

The Pirates of Penzance; or, The Slave of Duty is a comic opera in two acts, with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert  and originally opened in  London 3rd April 1880, at the Opera Comique, where it ran for 363 performances.

The story concerns Frederic, who, having completed his 21st year, is released from his apprenticeship to a band of tender-hearted pirates. He meets the daughters of Major-General Stanley, including Mabel, and the two young people fall instantly in love. Frederic soon learns, however, that he was born on the 29th of February, and so, technically, he has a birthday only once each leap year. His indenture specifies that he remain apprenticed to the pirates until his “twenty-first birthday”, meaning that he must serve for another 63 years. Bound by his own sense of duty, Frederic’s only solace is that Mabel agrees to wait for him faithfully.

Pirates was the fifth Gilbert and Sullivan collaboration and introduced the much-parodied “Major-General’s Song”. The opera was performed for over a century by the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company in Britain and by many other opera companies and repertory companies worldwide. Modernized productions include Joseph Papp’s 1981 Broadway production, which ran for 787 performances, winning the Tony Award for Best Revival and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical, and spawning many imitations and a 1983 film adaptation. Pirates remains popular today, taking its place along with The Mikado and H.M.S. Pinafore as one of the most frequently played Gilbert and Sullivan operas.

Tickets are on sale with a special early bird ticket price of £25 for adults and £15 for children.  Children under 5 free with a paying adult.

Concerts Raise over £3000 for Scotty’s Little Soldiers

BEL Events is extremely proud to announce that we raised over £3000 for the army charity ‘Scotty’s Little Soldiers’ thanks to the generosity of our customers who attended our concerts during the summer.

The cause was also supported by the Tigers Army Parachute Display team who jumped with the Scotty’s flag to open our Proms concerts at Stansted Park and the Three Counties showground at Malvern.

Scotty’s Little Soldiers is a charity dedicated to supporting children & young people who have experienced the death of a parent who served in the British Armed Forces.

Inspired by the experience of Army widow Nikki Scott following the death of her husband Corporal Lee Scott in Afghanistan in 2009, the charity is currently providing assistance to hundreds of bereaved Forces children and young people around the UK.

Their mission is to #HelpTheirChildrenSmile

 

If you wish to find out more about Scotty’s or even donate, please go to their website www.scottyslittlesoldiers.co.uk