Presented by James Seabright by arrangement with Mike Leigh for MLA Talent

22nd October to 2nd November . 7.30pm; 2.30pm Sat 26th Oct, Thu 31st Oct and Sat 2nd Nov .
£14.50 - £26 full price, £12 - £23.50 concessions

Written and performed by Richard Shelton

Richard Shelton’s masterful show revealing the man behind the music returns to London following a sell-out premiere season at Crazy Coqs and two acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe seasons.

You are invited to Palm Springs, California, 1971. Frank Sinatra faces retirement. The air is electric and the crowd jockey for position at Sinatra’s last intimate show. But times are changing as the Rolling Stones and David Bowie dominate the charts. Sinatra’s blue eyes are bloodshot and his face craggy with booze, cigarettes and memories. Things take an unexpected turn when he drinks 'One for My Baby' too many.  

This is the 2am Sinatra you dream of meeting. Dangerous. Unpredictable. Brilliant.  

Richard Shelton, who wrote and performs in Sinatra: Raw, is one of the world’s most acclaimed Sinatra interpreters. Cast as Sinatra in the hard-hitting drama, Rat Pack Confidential in the West End, his gritty portrayal won Richard a ‘Best Actor in a Leading Role’ nomination from the Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards and international acclaim.


Join Terri Paddock after the show on Tuesday 22nd October for an exclusive Q&A with cast and creatives. Find out more here.

Running time: 1 hour and 50 minutes, including a 20 minute interval.

They like it

  • Shelton as Sinatra is quite simply phenomenal

    ***** BBC Music

  • In capturing the highs and lows of Sinatra’s career, and there were plenty of both, this production is a glorious and compelling masterpiece

    ***** LondonTheatre1

  • Singing the hits with style, Sinatra is marvellously played

    The Daily Telegraph

  • Mesmerising... a must-see

    ****. The Times

  • Richard Shelton is pitch-perfect, superbly supported by every Sinatra nuance and faultless mannerism – a real tour de force. Sinatra: Raw is one of those performances that leave an audience enervated, excited and enthralled

    ***** The Review Chap

  • Nobody wanted to leave Wilton’s Music Hall last night. The atmosphere was electric – you could have cut it with a knife. Shelton is so charming, so convincing, so compelling

    ***** LondonTheatre1

  • A dazzlingly entertaining evening

    ****. West End Wilma

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