WA Symphony Orchestra promises “no Q&As, just jam-packed action and espionage on the giant screen” when its next James Bond live music experience goes on sale on Wednesday.
WASO will play Thomas Newman’s award-winning score for the 2012 box office hit Skyfall while the movie rolls out on a 10m screen at the Perth Conference and Convention Centre in February 2023.
The promise of “no Q&A” comes after protests at Australian Bond star George Lazenby’s anecdotes during a Music of James Bond program at Perth Concert Hall last Saturday.
It also follows the successful concert version of Daniel Craig’s first Bond outing, Casino Royale, in January this year, and again features Perth conductor Jessica Gethin on the podium.
Craig, who recently wrapped up his 007 career with No Time To Die, returns as the celebrity secret agent with a licence to kill and thrill.
He is pitted against former MI6 agent-turned-cyber terrorist Silva (Javier Bardem) in a race to secure stolen data on every British agent.
It’s a chase that takes him from exotic Istanbul to steamy Macau, to MI6 headquarters in London and ultimately to his ancestral home, Skyfall Lodge, in the Scottish Highlands.
Judi Dench returns as the spy chief, M, with quartermaster Q (Ben Whishaw), and the ever-hopeful Moneypenny (Naomie Harris).
Also in 2012, Craig and the late Queen starred at the London Olympics in a dramatic helicopter flight and parachute arrival at the opening ceremony.
Skyfall in Concert is on February 2 and 3, 2023, 7.30pm at Riverside Theatre, Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre.
Tickets go on sale to the public on Wednesday, September 21, 9am.