Don Black

On October the 3rd 2013 at The Royal Festival Hall, a celebration of one of the world’s most versatile lyricists, the Oscar-winning Don Black, with the man himself in attendance.

Black has written many of the greatest and most instantly recognisable songs of the last 60 years. He has written for TV, Film and Musical Theatre. His world-wide success has taken him from his roots in Hackney all the way to Hollywood.

The show, was hosted by Michael Grade and featured an array of very special guests artists, celebrating the work of Don Black in which a selection of his most renowned songs are performed live by the special guests artists and accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra.

Don Black also took to the stage to talk with Michael Grade about his life, the inspiration for his songs, the composers he has worked with and telling anecdotes about how some of the songs came about.

A truly special evening where you can only hear these fabulous songs performed but also get the chance to step into the life and mind of one of the country’s most respected songwriters.

The London show was filmed by the BBC and aired on BBC4 on 3rd January and 19th December 2014.



A Life in Song

3 October – Royal Festival Hall, London


Hackney to Hollywood Tour

25 March – Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe

28 March – Malvern Theatre, Malvern

29 March – St David’s Hall, Cardiff

31 March – Bournmouth Pavilion, Bournemouth

2 April – Nottingham Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

3 April – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

4 April – Town Hall, Leeds

6 April – Liverpool Philharmonic, Liverpool

8 April – Opera House, Manchester