29th October 2021
VIKKI DOVETAILS INTO THE CHARACTER OF KAREN CARPENTER FOR HIT STAGE SHOW CARPENTERS GOLD
Carpenters Gold Shines in Cheltenham
Created and produced by West End director and performer Vikki Holland-Bowyer, with partner Greg Stevenson, the beautiful stage show Carpenters Gold comes to Cheltenham Town Hall in November.
International and West End vocalist Vikki promises a fast-moving production. One that’s accurate in its portrayal. Not only of The Carpenters’ musical brilliance, but also Richard and Karen Carpenter’s infectious magnetism.
As well as paying meticulous attention to Karen’s mannerisms,’ says Vikki, ‘we’re also keen to recreate the pair’s brother/sister relationship. Also their playful interaction with both the band and the audience – a trade mark of their live shows.’
Richard Carpenter, played by musical arranger, vocalist, and producer Greg Stevenson, features on the piano alongside a band. Karen joins the band on the drums just as the Carpenters would have performed live in concert.
‘Carpenters Gold is the only production that recreates a live Carpenters concert,’ says Vikki. Yes even down to the authentic, kitsch Seventies stage costumes!’
‘One enthusiastic reviewer commented that ‘you could almost see the static from the Nylon’ Vikki chuckles. “In short, Carpenters Gold revives both the exceptional look and sound of The Carpenters’ extensive world performances and TV appearances. Including Live at The London Palladium, Talk of the Town and their Japan 1974 tour.’
All the Carpenters’ greatest hits feature, including:
- Goodbye to Love
- Close to you
- We’ve only just begun
- Top of the World
- Yesterday Once More
- Please Mr Postman
- For all We Know
- Only yesterday and many more
‘When we were young we’d listen to the radio, waiting for our favourite songs. Now we can enjoy them live, performed how they would have been by the Carpenters during their heyday,’ promises Vikki.
Where it’s on and what it costs
Carpenters Gold will be at Cheltenham’s Town Hall on Sunday 28th November.
Tickets cost £27.50 and are available from cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk or by calling the Box Office on 01242 528764.