Anderson Entertainment presents a unique celebration of the life and TV productions of Gerry Anderson MBE: the world premiere of ‘Stand By For Action! Gerry Anderson in Concert’ in Birmingham on April 15, 2022. Featuring special guests, it is the first time this career-spanning collection of music has been performed live in concert.
This show will transport fans through over 60 years of the Gerry Anderson back catalogue, paying homage to his special partnership with composers including Barry Gray, Richard Harvey, and Crispin Merrell.
Featuring exclusive footage, newly restored colour, and high-definition content, the films and music will be brought to life by a full orchestra (name not announced yet) conducted by BAFTA-winning composer and Anderson alumnus, Richard Harvey, with Crispin Merrell on piano. The event will be hosted by actor and comedian John Culshaw.
Gerry Anderson’s TV series have had a seismic impact on the childhoods of many, thanks to the introduction of ground-breaking special effects, captivating characters, inspirational stories, and iconic music scores.
The iconic theme tunes and scores from classic Anderson shows – including Thunderbirds, Space: 1999, Captain Scarlet, and UFO – will be shown alongside that of his earliest work like The Adventures of Twizzle, Torchy the Battery Boy, and Feather Falls, right through to Terrahawks, Space Precinct, and his final production: New Captain Scarlet.
- When: Saturday, April 16, 2022 at 19:30h
- Where: Birmingham Symphony Hall (Birmingham, UK)
- Tickets: 38-103 GBP (45-122 €) – https://bmusic.co.uk/events/stand-by-for-action-gerry-anderson-in-concert
- Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/625997401974384/
- More information: https://www.gerryanderson.com/stand-by-for-action-gerry-anderson-in-concert/
- More information: https://www.gerryanderson.com/six-decades-of-themes-from-gerry-andersons-tv-shows-live-in-concert/
- NOTE: A very limited number of VIP tickets will be available which include:
- A meet and greet with special guests
- A hand-signed and numbered limited edition exclusive print
- Souvenir programme
Concert promotional video:
DOCUMENTARY – GERRY ANDERSON: A LIFE UNCHARTED
Note that Gerry Anderson (14.04.1929 – 26.12.2021) will be celebrated all weekend long in Birmingham, starting with the remembrance of his birthday on Thursday 14 – Gerry Anderson Day, followed by the projection on Friday 15 of the documentary “Gerry Anderson: A Life Uncharted”, to conclude with the concert on Saturday 16.
The documentary will have a special screening on Friday, April 15 @ 20h at Electric Cinema in Birmingham, followed by a post-film Q&A with director Ben Field and producer Jamie Anderson (Gerry Anderson’s son), hosted by Jon Culshaw.
- More information: https://www.gerryanderson.com/gerry-anderson-day-easter-weekend-in-birmingham/
- Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/656501902135306/
- Tickets: https://electricbirmingham.com/films/details/5001ABHHSRBTQRMRKVQTDCNNRTMMJHMGD
Documentary promotional video: