THE NAT KING COLE MUSICAL REVUE
Celebrating The Shows 10th Anniversary
The Nat King Cole Musical Revue starring Colin Roy (Five Guys Named Moe) and directed by Danny John-Jules (The Cat Red Dwarf/Death In Paradise). First premiered at The New End Theatre in Hampstead, The Nat King Cole Musical Revue takes you on an exciting musical journey sharing some of Nat King Cole’s fascinating life story with the injection of some rib tickling humour. From the wealth of material that Nat King Cole recorded, this outstanding production brings you over twenty six beautiful ballads and foot tapping numbers. Classic songs including Let There Be Love, Smile, When I Fall In Love, Nature Boy, Autumn Leaves, L-O-V-E, Fly Me To The Moon, Stardust, Let's Face The Music & Dance, Around The World, Answer Me, Too Young and Mona Lisa. The shows script is authenticated by Roy Holmes who heads The Nat King Cole International Fan Club and was featured on BBC TV documentary The World of Nat.
The Nat King Cole Musical Revue was devised and written by Colin Roy who, without realising, was strangely destined to play the role of Nat King Cole after a series of fortuitous events. Whilst working as a principal singer for Caribbean Cruise Lines, Colin met Gretchen Adamson. Her late husband Harold Adamson had composed a song, recorded by Nat King Cole, which was the title track of the 1956 movie entitled Around The World In Eighty Days; an adaptation of the Jules Verne novel. As a tribute to Harold Adamson, Colin was asked to sing Around The World with the ships musicians. The song seemed very familiar to him as his mother and father were great Nat King Cole fans so, from a very young age, he was introduced to this wonderful music. Colin used this inspiration to perform the song to Gretchen, she was clearly moved by his rendition and he never forgot her sincere commendation of his voice and she told him, these are the songs that you should be singing. Colin recorded Mona Lisa, Smile and Unforgettable, these were featured on the ships radio constantly and would prove to be a taste of things to come.