An Evening with James Rhodes

Soho Theatre & Glynis Henderson Productions by arrangement with DBM present

An Evening with James Rhodes

  • Mon 5 - Fri 9 Feb 2018, 7.30pm. No show on Wed
  • From £22

‘…performances of such natural ease and brilliance that no one can resist.’
★★★★★ Times

James is a maverick classical pianist, best-selling author and TV presenter. He has released six albums, all of which have topped the iTunes classical charts. He has performed globally including, USA, Colombia, Argentina, Australia, Mexico and Europe.

His trademark style is unique: rather than simply delivering a concert, James peppers his performances with anecdotes, jokes and observations about the composers and the times they lived in. He talks directly to the audience, charming them with a wit and knowledge that makes for a highly entertaining evening.

James’ Sunday Times and international bestselling memoir, Instrumental, published by Canongate is a brutally honest, moving and compelling story that was almost banned until the UK Supreme Court unanimously overthrew an injunction in May 2015. Instrumental topped the bestseller lists in UK, Spain and South America. His second book, How to Play the Piano, promising to give anyone the tools they need in order to play a Bach prelude, was published by Quercus in 2016 to great acclaim. James is launching his new album and book Fire On All Sides on 11th January 2018 in which he attempts to find how to make the unbearable bearable in the most exposing circumstances imaginable. Luckily, there is the music. There is always the music.

Age Recommendation: 16+
Running Time: Approx 70mins

‘James brings a touch of rock n roll to each performance. The joy of James Rhodes is the way he reaches out to young, unconverted audiences by throwing them into classical music’s deep end — Beethoven, Bach — with performances of such natural ease and brilliance that no one can resist.’
★★★★★ Times

‘Bursting through the era of political correctness in a haze of Byronic romanticism.’
Classical Music Magazine

‘There’s spine tingling soul on display here, clean, brisk and joyous.’
Time Out, Chicago

‘A very effective ambassador for classical music. Bravo.’

‘Fresh, Vital and undeniably exciting.’

‘Rhodes’ showmanship is supported by great intelligence and skill. Don’t miss him.’
Herald Sun, Australia