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RESPECT: THE ARETHA FRANKLIN SONGBOOK

Direct from London’s Eventim Apollo, this autumn RESPECT: The Aretha Franklin Songbook is coming to The Hawth Crawley on Monday 30 September.
From the creator of West-End smash hit Thriller Live!, directed by Racky Plews (Footloose, American Idiot) and with script by Tiffany King, Respect: The Aretha Franklin Songbook will take you on an uplifting musical journey. Aretha’s incredible story is told in the form of a powerful gospel sermon and features lead vocals from Stacy Francis, Cleopatra Higgins, Tanya Edwards and Cleo Stewart, accompanied by a fantastic live band and gospel choir.

Aretha Franklin sadly passed away on 16 August 2018, leaving behind her an unmatchable musical legacy that will live on forever. Her amazing songbook contains some of the greatest songs ever written and recorded.

Respect: The Aretha Franklin Songbook is produced by Adrian Grant, creator of the Michael Jackson hit musical: Thriller Live.

Adrian explained: “I grew up listening to Aretha’s music, and often, if I wish to relax it will be to one of her albums. Aretha is one of the greatest vocalists to ever perform and I had been thinking about producing a show around her music for many years. Now, I have the chance to honour Aretha and her legacy through this show. Fans of all ages will love the musical journey we will take them on which spans over four decades of hits from “Won’t Be Long”, released in 1960, to “I Knew You Were Waiting”, the number one duet with George Michael in 1987. I’m so excited to be working with the outstanding singers and musicians we have lined up for this show. They will absolutely do Aretha’s music justice, and I myself cannot wait to hear them on stage delivering some of the most popular songs of all time!”

This amazing two-hour live concert celebrating the late, great Queen Of Soul will take you on a nostalgic musical journey packed with over 24 of Aretha Franklin’s greatest hits including Think, I Say A Little Prayer, Do Right Woman, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Natural Woman, Son Of A Preacher Man, Respect and many more!

Performance: Monday 30 September 7.30pm, The Hawth Crawley. Tickets: £27.50, available from The Hawth Box Office: 01293 553636 and online: www.hawth.co.uk

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