Friend of TFN Russ Williamson sent us this report (along with some very cool pics) from his viewing of Star Wars: A Musical Journey at the O2 Arena:
"On entering the massive O2 Arena, the first thing many of us saw were various members of 501st and an exhibition covering the main (masked) characters plus a variety of props.
As we all took our seats, the arena filled to the sounds of Star Wars (Wookies roaring, clashing sabres, tie fighter engines) then the lights went down and the curtains both raised and fell (similar to Darth Vader’s chamber).
Now it’s very difficult to get the sound of John Williams and the London Symphony music – especially with out John Williams, or the London Symphony orchestra – heaven knows there are hundreds of inferior copies, but credit where credit is due, Conductor Dirk Brosse and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra plus the vocal talents of city of London Choir all did an absolute amazing job.
An added bonus was Anthony Daniels who give an upbeat and very entertaining narration to the entire proceedings.
Behind the orchestra was a massive screen showing clips from the films – some sequences were different from the Episode 3 Bonus DVD. Cameras also filmed the orchestra so people at the back could see the musicians playing live.
At times the twenty thousand members of the audience were struck whether to look at Daniels, the Orchestra/choir, the big screen or the laser show – we were simply blown away with amazement!
A second date at London’s O2 Arena was added for this evening, it has also sold out -so if you are lucky to see an advert for this tour coming you way soon, I would absolutely recommend it."