The Great Escape
The Great Escape
Running Time:
270mins
Genre:
Event
Synopsis:
On the 75th anniversary of The Great Escape, Dan Snow hosts a commemorative evening featuring The D-Day Darlings and special guests, culminating with a gala screening of the remastered 1963 cult lm, starring Steve McQueen. Audiences will discover how Squadron Leader Roger Bushell’s ingenious plan inspired one of the most famous war lms of all time. The Triumph TR6 motorcycle, ridden by Steve McQueen in the dramatic fence-jump scene, will make a rare appearance on stage. The live show from London’s Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith will feature Britain’s Got Talent nalists, performing classics such as The White Cliffs of Dover, Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree and a specially created arrangement of the iconic theme tune. Dan Snow will hear from veterans of the Second World War’s most daring escape and will explore the history and science behind the operation with renowned historian Paul Beaver and Dr Hugh Hunt of the University of Cambridge. The lm, also starring James Garner and Richard Attenborough and directed by John Sturgess, will be screened in stunning 4K and tells a ctionalised version of the real-life prisoner-of-war story. This anniversary event supports the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, the Royal Air Force’s leading welfare charity, in its centenary year.
Synopsis:
On the 75th anniversary of The Great Escape, Dan Snow hosts a commemorative evening featuring The D-Day Darlings and special guests, culminating with a gala screening of the remastered 1963 cult lm, starring Steve McQueen. Audiences will discover how Squadron Leader Roger Bushell’s ingenious plan inspired one of the most famous war lms of all time. The Triumph TR6 motorcycle, ridden by Steve McQueen in the dramatic fence-jump scene, will make a rare appearance on stage. The live show from London’s Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith will feature Britain’s Got Talent nalists, performing classics such as The White Cliffs of Dover, Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree and a specially created arrangement of the iconic theme tune. Dan Snow will hear from veterans of the Second World War’s most daring escape and will explore the history and science behind the operation with renowned historian Paul Beaver and Dr Hugh Hunt of the University of Cambridge. The lm, also starring James Garner and Richard Attenborough and directed by John Sturgess, will be screened in stunning 4K and tells a ctionalised version of the real-life prisoner-of-war story. This anniversary event supports the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, the Royal Air Force’s leading welfare charity, in its centenary year.
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Sun 24 Mar
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