The golden voice of the legendary Karen Carpenter and the legacy of the music of The Carpenters is celebrated in acclaimed show The Carpenters Story coming to Eastbourne’s Congress Theatre tonight (15 July).
This concert-style production celebrates the music of one of the most successful pop duos in music history, Richard and Karen Carpenter. This brother and sister are among the biggest selling artists of all time, their legion of hit songs is vast and includes; Top of the World, I Won’t Last a Day Without You, Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft, Please Mr Postman, Jambalaya (On the Bayou), (They Long To Be) Close To You, Rainy Days and Mondays, For All We Know, Hurting Each Other and I Say Goodbye to Love.
During a 14-year career, which was cruelly cut short by Karen’s untimely death in 1983 aged just 32, they won 3 Grammys, recorded 11 albums with an amazing 31 singles selling in excess of 100 million albums and singles.
This live stage show was first created back in 1986 and was one of the UK’s very first tribute-style shows of its kind. Now over three decades later the show continues to play to packed audiences throughout Europe and the rest of the world.
The Carpenters Story stars the internationally acclaimed Claire Furley, who remains unsurpassed in her uncanny representation of Karen Carpenter. Claire’s stunning vocal harmonies has been universally praised by both critics and audiences.
Wonderfully staged with a live band of 8 talented musicians performing lavish arrangements of the best-loved Carpenters songs, combined with atmospheric projections and video this affectionate tribute to will take audiences on an incredible journey through the legend that was The Carpenters.
So make it Yesterday Once More and experience The Carpenters Story at the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne, Friday 15 July, 7.30pm and you will leave the theatre feeling On Top of the World! Tickets priced at £20.50 - £24.50 available from box office on 01323 412000 or online.