Saturday, September 29

Michael Ball Presents: An Evening with Don Black

BBC Radio 2 is marking the 80th birthday of the multi-award winning lyricist and Radio 2 presenter Don Black, with a special show at the BBC Radio Theatre at 6:00 pm on Tuesday 23rd October.

Michael Ball Presents: An Evening With Don Black sees Don  in conversation with Michael, sharing his thoughts on his life and career. With personal anecdotes and recollections from Don’s remarkable time in show-business, choosing the songs he’s written that mean so much so him. Plus some surprise guests drop in along the way to help celebrate Don’s incredible work.

In a career that’s spanned over 50 years, Don’s won an Oscar, two Tony Awards, five Ivor Novellos and a Golden Globe. He’s written over 100 songs for film including The Italian Job, The Pink Panther Strikes Again, Dances With Wolves and a quintet of James Bond theme songs – Thunderball, Diamonds Are Forever, The Man With The Golden Gun, Surrender (from Tomorrow Never Dies) and The World is Not Enough. Don has worked with some of the world’s leading composers: Jule Styne, Henry Mancini, John Barry and Charles Aznavour as well as his collaboration  with Andrew Lloyd Webber on the musicals Song and Dance, Aspects of Love and Sunset Boulevard.

In fact, it was Aznavour who gave Don Black his mantra for life: "A man will never grow old if he knows what he’s doing tomorrow and enjoys it."

You can apply for a maximum of two tickets and can register for tickets which will be distributed by random any time until 4pm on Tuesday 2 October.

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