Shelley Blond, the original voice of Lara Croft, has been announced to compère a celebration of the music from one of the most iconic video games in history, Tomb Raider, as the franchise is celebrated at London’s Royal Festival Hall with a full live orchestra and choir.
Joined by actor Tom George playing the role of Winston, Lara’s butler in the video games, the pair will take part in the show, as well as being available prior and during the intervals for fan signings.
Since the release in 1996 of the original 3D action/adventure game, the series, which introduced one of the most iconic female superheroines of all time, Lara Croft, has been an unprecedented and huge success.
By 1999, there had been three Tomb Raider games with combined sales of over 30 million copies worldwide. Lara Croft had become universally recognised and was not only being used to advertise products such as Lucozade, she even went on tour with U2.
But it wasn’t just Tomb Raider and Lara Croft that had attained universal popularity. The game’s remarkable music had itself become an integral part of the phenomenon. Written by internationally acclaimed games composer, Nathan McCree, the theme from Tomb Raider (1996) is as famous in the gaming world as James Bond is to film.
The Tomb Raider Suite is comprised of 24 fully orchestrated pieces of music written for the concert stage by McCree and is based on his original compositions for the first three games: Tomb Raider (1996), Tomb Raider II and Tomb Raider III
Audience members at the Royal Festival Hall will be engulfed by a full live orchestra and choir performing the unique and unforgettable score, alongside classic moments from the video games which will be projected on a giant screen behind the orchestra.
Ticket prices: £60, £45, £35, £29.50
Monday 17th September 2018
London Royal Festival Hall