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What’s On: Bowie Experience, Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre





A CONCERT celebration of the music of David Bowie will come to Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre in May.

The Bowie experience, staring former Bournemouth school student Ollie Slee in the lead role, has previously enjoyed a West End run at the Adelphi Theatre.

Featuring Bowie’s greatest hits from A to Ziggy, the Bowie Experience is hailed as a spectacular concert celebrating the sound and vision of the Thin White Duke.

Ollie Slee as David Bowie
Ollie Slee as David Bowie

Ollie attended the Swish of the Curtain and The Big Little Theatre Company when growing up locally and is a huge AFC Bournemouth fan.

He said: “One of the hardest parts is definitely getting my head around the lyrics – Bowie‘s lyrics make up such weird and wonderful stories which are fantastic to listen to and to perform, but a nightmare to learn!

Ollie Slee as David Bowie
Ollie Slee as David Bowie

“Another challenge was mastering Bowie’s mannerisms, which changed subtly nearly every time he reinvented himself – not just physically but vocally too. Just listen to how different his voice sounds in Life On Mars compared to Let’s Dance.”

Hailed as one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Bowie constantly re-invented his persona and sound. His career gained momentum in the 1960s, beginning with Space Oddity, followed personas of Ziggy Stardust and the Thin White Duke in the 1970s. Described as a chameleon, he was born David Jones in January 1947 but reinvented himself as David Bowie in 1966, so as not to be confused with Davy Jones of the Monkees’.

Ollie Slee as David Bowie
Ollie Slee as David Bowie

His greatest hits included Starman, Rebel, Rebel, Young Americans, Moonage Daydream, Ashes to Ashes, Changes, Ziggy Stardust and Life on Mars.

The Bowie Experience is at Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre on Saturday 4th May. Tickets are £30 each but we’ve teamed up with the Pavilion to give one lucky reader the chance to win a pair of tickets by answering the question in this Advertiser & Times – to enter, pick up a copy of the news. To book tickets visit www.bournemouthpavilion.co.uk or call 0300 500 0595.



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