Behind the mask: Cast & creatives

Derek Nicol and Paul Walden


Entertaining the nation for over 30 years, Flying Music and Flying Entertainment have produced numerous nationwide tours and have presented a wide variety of artists including Stevie Wonder, Van Morrison, Ray Charles, Little Richard, Dionne Warwick, Glen Campbell, the Four Tops and many more.

Their long running show, The Solid Silver 60s Show commonly referred to as a British institution, celebrates its 32th anniversary in 2017. This winning formula has been adapted to produce The Solid Gold Rock ‘n’ Roll Show, its American counterpart The All American Solid Gold Rock ‘n’ Roll Show and Maximum Rhythm ‘n’ Blues all of which continue to enjoy regular touring and national success.

An innovative approach to creating brands has seen them move into the world of theatre. Original shows created by the company include Hollywood and Broadway, The Magic of the Musicals, Salute to Sinatra, Dancing in the Streets which ran for two years in London’s West End and the Olivier Award nominated Rat Pack that enjoyed a three and a half year non-stop run in London, notching up over 1000 performances. The show continues to tour throughout Europe, USA and Canada.

Flying Entertainment joined forces with SJM to present the European premiere of Green Day’s hit Broadway musical American Idiot. The 10-week UK tour opened to standing ovations and rave reviews, rock fans and regular theatre goes stood side by side at this innovative musical that brought the two genres together.

In partnership with Canadian producers Annerin, Flying Entertainment took the music of the Beatles back to its home in Liverpool in 2015 when they re-opened the famous Royal Court Theatre with the global smash hit Let it Be, a celebration of the music of the Beatles. A nationwide tour followed.

Thriller Live, the concert spectacular celebrating the career of Michael and the Jackson 5 resides in the West End at the Lyric Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue playing to packed houses, rave reviews and standing ovations. Now a mainstay in London’s West End, Thriller Live is soon to celebrate its ninth birthday and has played to over five million people worldwide.

December 2016 sees the west end premiere of The Kite Runner, co-produced with UK Productions and based on Khaled Hosseini’s international bestselling novel, this powerful production opens in at Wyndham’s Theatre for a strictly limited season.


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