‘That Reindeer got groove’
The Ballad of Rudy: Live and Late(r)
14th December & 19th December, 7pm
Followed by Live Music, Acts TBC
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS FOR THE SPECIAL EVENING SHOWINGS OF THE BALLAD OF RUDY, THE DAYTIME PERFORMANCES CAN BE FOUND AT www.chelseatheatre.org.uk/the-ballad-of-rudy/
We’ve had lots of people saying that they’d love to see the show but they don’t have young children SO we’ve decided to have two super-special evening showings of ‘The Ballad of Rudy’. Everyone is welcome and the show will be followed by live Jazz and mulled wine.
In this story Rudy doesn’t have a red nose; rather it’s his talent for new and exciting music that sets him apart from all the other Reindeers. Together with a magical Jazz Penguin he goes on an adventure that teaches him that life isn’t about following the herd.
Funny, warm and with a big heart, this Christmas show features live music, original songs and lots of imagination that is guaranteed to have you mesmerised from start to finish. Sing the blues with a Polar Bear, jam with the Puffins and beat-box with an Arctic Fox. It all happens at the North Pole Jazz Lounge. It’s gonna be coooool.
The original, live score touches on many jazz forms including funk, swing, blues and scat. Jazz Legend Claude Deppa has been cast as the Jazz Penguin. As a founder member of the Jazz Warriors he developed into one the UK’s most influential jazz musicians and has been with the Grand Union Orchestra since 1984. He has also recorded and performed with the likes of Art Blakey, Archie Shepp, Dewey Redman, Evan Parker, Carla Bley, Harry Beckett, Andy Shepperd’s In Co-Motion and Soft On The Inside, Hermeto Pascoal’s Big Band, Courtney Pine, Steve Williamson, Brice Wassy, Jazz Jamaica, Brian Abrahams’ District Six, Clifford Jarvis’ Jazz Prophets and many more. He chose the role as he hopes to inspire younger generations with the magic of jazz.