Love Actually Live In Concert with Full Orchestra will return in December 2020 for a fully socially distanced residency at London’s Eventim Apollo.
The show, which sees the iconic film’s soundtrack performed live to picture, has toured the UK to sell-out crowds across the country in recent years, becoming as much of a cult-staple tradition as the seasonal romcom itself.
Offering some seasonal joy in an uncertain time, the shows at the Eventim Apollo will take place across three evening performances on 10th, 11th, and 12th December; with a matinee performance on 13th December.
Complying fully with government regulations, safety measures will be in place for performers, backstage and front of house staff, as well as audience members. For the latter, these will include a reduced capacity, enhanced cleaning, one way systems, staggered entry times for ticket holders and fully digital and contactless payments. Customers will be expected to bring their own face coverings.
Love Actually Live In Concert has garnered sold out audiences in previous years, with the Shropshire Star describing it as ‘… a wonderfully-magical night that really got everyone into the Christmas spirit’; whilst the Nottingham Post commented the performance was ‘Funny, heart-wrenching and downright cheeky on occasion the musicians do not just provide the background noise but all have their moments to shine.’
Directed by Richard Curtis and originally released in cinemas in 2003, Love Actually tells ten separate yet interweaving stories of love around Christmas time.
The film features an all-star ensemble cast, including Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Laura Linney, Bill Nighy, Martine McCutcheon, Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson, Keira Knightley Rowan Atkinson, Martin Freeman, and many more.
A full, live orchestra will perform Craig Armstrong’s evocative score at these shows, with the film being projected onto a huge screen. Armstrong is one of the UK’s most recognised film composers, with his work being awarded a BAFTA for his Achievement in Film Music.
With the film becoming a Christmas tradition for many, audiences attending the Love Actually Live Concert Tour will be treated to a unique way to watch the film that has gotten so many into the holiday spirit for the last 15 years.