Tomb Raider – Live In Concert promises to be the Game Music event of the year: a unique musical and visual experience celebrating one of the greatest and most popular games ever created. No fan will want to miss it.
World Premiere of Nathan McCree’s epic Tomb Raider Suite performed by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra conducted by Robert Ziegler
Sunday 18th December 2016 7.30pm
Eventim Hammersmith Apollo, London
- A celebration of the iconic music from the first three Tomb Raider games
- The Tomb Raider Suite will be played by an 80-piece orchestra and chorus
- Stunning in-game footage from the first three games will be shown on a giant screen above the orchestra
- Just announced, Shelley Blond, the original voice actress for Lara Croft, will be presenting the show live on stage
Pre-concert event: composer Nathan McCree talks about creating the music for the original Tomb Raider games
Tickets available now at www.eventimapollo.com
Twenty years ago, when the first Tomb Raider game was released and the world was introduced to its heroine, Lara Croft, few could have predicted its extraordinary impact and success. Tomb Raider games have now sold over 45m copies, making it one of the most successful gaming franchises in the world. Lara Croft is the most recognisable character in gaming, with Time Magazine naming her in their Top 100 Most Influential People Who Never Lived, alongside Sherlock Holmes, Hamlet and Mr Spock. The game has spawned two major motion pictures, with a third in production.
To celebrate 20 years of the Tomb Raider franchise and the world famous Lara Croft, composer Nathan McCree, who wrote the music for the first Tomb Raider games, has created a 70-minute concert suite for full orchestra and chorus based on his original themes as well as extensions and variations of original tracks from the first three Tomb Raider titles. McCree’s Tomb Raider Theme has been re-used, arranged and adapted in many of the Tomb Raider incarnations, including the movies, and is as famous in the game world as the James Bond Theme in the movie world. Tomb Raider – Live In Concert gives fans the unique chance to hear McCree’s famous themes played by an orchestra live for the first time – and experience the excitement and power of full orchestral music live and loud!
McCree says: “This is a wonderful opportunity for the fans, as well as me, to hear the music as I had always intended it.”
On a giant screen above the orchestra, the original Tomb Raider games will be celebrated with incredible in-game footage and images; a fantastic opportunity to revisit some of the greatest scenes and adventures of Lara Croft and see the development of the character, stories and design behind the legend.