Tinseltown is coming to Bexhill!
Liza Pulman, comedienne, songstress and one third of the iconic Fascinating Aida, has teamed up with the quick-witted musical virtuoso Joe Stilgoe for a brand-new show. A Couple of Swells brings together their unique musical styles and stories from two fascinating careers, featuring some of their all-time favourite songs, sprinkled with heaps of panache and a whole lot of dazzle!
Prepare to be swept away by Joe’s dazzling piano playing and Liza’s exquisite vocals as they share true classics and hidden gems from the likes of Irving Berlin, Paul McCartney, Al Jolson, Billy Joel, Leonard Bernstein and many more.
Pulman and Stilgoe are a magical musical pairing like no other. Think La La Land meets The Great American Songbook.
Book now for a special night of charm, wit and old-fashioned glamour in the company of two musical greats.
7.30pm Show start
Liza and Joe collaborated during lockdown on the beautiful Memphis In June and on the mesmerising track Bye Bye Blackbird from Liza’s new album ‘The Heart Of It’. The track became popular all around the world, and the many requests to play live led to creation of this show – a magical musical pairing in an evening of some of the best music ever recorded.
Liza’s thirty-year career has encompassed music, theatre and comedy, from Glyndebourne Opera through West End musical theatre and as one-third of the British satirical comedy group, Fascinating Aida. Her solo career as concert performer and recording artist showcases a talent for re-discovering, re-inventing and re-imagining timeless classics and lost gems. Daughter of celebrated screen writer Jack Pulman and actor Barbara Young, Liza’s upbringing gave her a deep love of theatre, movies and music. Liza Pulman Sings Streisand played West End runs to packed houses and five-star reviews and, most recently, her new show, The Heart Of It opened at London’s The Other Palace in January, adding extra shows in March due to public demand.
“Quite simply, superb… Liza Pulman is a force of nature”
Joe Stilgoe is an internationally acclaimed singer, pianist and songwriter, known for writing songs that feel like classics, and adapting classics so they sound like they’ve just been written. Growing up surrounded by music – his parents are songwriter and TV personality Richard Stilgoe and opera singer Annabel Hunt – Joe’s career extends across theatre, TV and radio. He’s a regular on Radio 4 on shows like Loose Ends and The Horne Section and he has worked with some of the finest orchestras and bands in the world. Joe has released 8 albums, 5 of which topped the UK Jazz chart.
“Dapper, handsome and quick-witted, and gifted with dazzling digits.”
…a musical match made in heaven…
All That Dazzles ****
Ooooh, it’s SO good…
”Joe Stilgoe and Liza Pulman are show business royalty…”
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Please be aware that we operate no re-entry for gigs. This means that once you have entered the building, you cannot go out and re-enter. This policy is in line with other major music venues across the UK and put in place on police advice. No re-entry is clearly signposted as you come through security on the front door.
There is a fenced-off area on the terrace for people who go out to smoke or vape.
- By Rail
Direct trains go from London Victoria, Brighton and Ashford to Bexhill.
There are also trains from London Charing Cross, changing at St. Leonards Warrior Square and from London Bridge or Charing Cross going to Battle. Battle is only a short taxi journey away (15 mins approx).
Visit www.nationalrail.co.uk for up-to-date train travel information.
Town Taxis: 01424 211 511
Parkhurst Taxis: 01424 733 456
- By Car
If driving from the London area:
Take the M25, then A21 to Hastings. Turn off at John‘s Cross and follow the signs to Bexhill.
Take the A22 to Eastbourne, go across the Bishop roundabout to the A271 and follow the signs to Bexhill and the seafront. The De La Warr Pavilion is on the Marina.
From the Brighton area:
Follow the A27 out of Brighton until you arrive in Bexhill On Sea.
Please be aware the Rother District car park outside the De La Warr Pavilion operates paid parking until 7pm. After this time parking is free.
Within the limits of this Grade One listed building, the De La Warr Pavilion strives to be fully accessible with a range of facilities to support your visit.
Assistance Dogs are permitted into the building.
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Facilities for disabled visitors
- Ramped access at the front of the building
- A low counter at the Box Office and Information Desk
- Disabled toilets on two floors
- A lift to all floors
- Accessible galleries on both floors
- An accessible Café
- Spaces for wheelchairs in the auditorium for seated events
- Ramped access in the auditorium for events during the day
- Ramped access into the Studio
- Two travel wheelchairs are available for use at the De La Warr Pavilion. To reserve, please call our box office and information desk on (01424) 229111 or ask a member of staff on arrival. The chairs are provided on a first come, first served basis and are intended for use inside the Pavilion. Please contact us for more information.
Facilities for blind or visually-impaired
- Large print season brochures
Facilities for the hard-of-hearing
- An T-Switch induction loop in some areas of the auditorium (please indicate when booking as this facility is not available on the balcony)
- British Sign Language interpretation tours of the building and exhibitions are available on request.