THE DEFINITIVE RAT PACK
Also known as Sinatra and Friends, this cool and classy show from London's West End
About THE DEFINITIVE RAT PACK
The Definitive Rat Pack are undoubtedly some of the world’s finest interpreters of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. The three British artists, Stephen Triffitt, Mark Adams and George Daniel Long are best known for performing these roles in London’s West End, including and have toured the USA, Canada and Europe.
Having premiered in London's West End in 2003, where it earned an Olivier Award nomination, they are the original cast and have faithfully re-created that era for more than 10 years. These guys are the “The Definitive Rat Pack” and have been seen by more than 10 million people worldwide. They also regularly appear on television in the UK and overseas on BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, Rai TV, Channel 7 in Spain, FOX, CBS and PBS in the USA. They have performed with major orchestras such as BBC Concert Orchestra and the Metropole Orchestra in Amsterdam.
Songs include the ever -popular I’ve Got You under My Skin, Fly Me to the Moon, Come Fly with Me, That’s Amore, King of the Road, Ain’t That a Kick in the Head, Mr Bojangles, Something’s Gotta Give, What Kind of a Fool Am I, The Lady is a Tramp, Mack the Knife, My Way, New York New York and many more.
Joined onstage by special guest – played by an acclaimed West End performer – and nine of the finest British musicians in the industry, take a trip back to a golden era and sit back and watch undoubtedly some of the world’s finest interpreters of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr.
"Stephen Triffitt “IS” Frank Sinatra"
"If he wasn’t Mark Adams he would be Dean Martin"
"George Daniel Long is an uncannily convincing Sammy Davis Jr."
Full bios of the leading stars
Stephen Triffitt created the role of Frank Sinatra in the original West End cast of The Rat Pack: Live from Las Vegas as well as opening US, Canadian and European productions. He has performed all over the world, including: The Main Event (Copa Room, Sands Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City and Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas) - directed, produced, choreographed and written by Jeff Kutash, The Millionaire’s Summer White Ball (Marbella, Spain), the internationally-acclaimed show Come Fly with Me! (Globo Balear Theatre, Mallorca), resident headliner in The Definitive Rat Pack (Hippodrome Casino, London), the Lawrence Olivier Awards, solo tours of Stephen Triffitt celebrates Frank Sinatra (selling out the London Palladium and Royal Festival Hall and earning his name in the London Palladium’s Hall of Fame), guest entertainer on P&O, QE2 and Crystal Cruises, Sinatra Birthday Gala concerts, co-produced and performed in the tour of Sinatra’s Live at the Sands concert (a recreation of the Sinatra at the Sands album recorded with Count Basie and his 17-piece band), One for My Baby (a show recreating one of Frank Sinatra’s television shows) and he recently wrote and co-produced Sinatra Through the Years, the life story of Sinatra, narrated and sung in front of a full 17-piece big band, touring to rave reviews. Stephen has performed for many prestigious clients, including: HRH Prince Philip, Simon Cowell and Victoria and David Beckham at their home. He has performed in concert with the BBC Symphony Orchestra on Friday Night is Music Night, the Metropole Orchestra (Amsterdam) and the London Symphony Orchestra as well as summer concerts at Beaulieu, Audley End and Kenwood House. His voice has featured in many films, television programmes and adverts, including: the opening credits song for Suzie Gold (Pathé), Nice ‘n’ Easy for the launch of the Orient Express Australia and the subsequent television advert, eight songs for The Christening episode of The Royle Family (BBC), regular appearances on ITV’s This Morning and GMTV, Christmas specials on BBC and ITV, the title song for Not Going Out (BBC), Celebrity Come Dine with Me (Channel 4) and numerous promotional adverts for Talk Sport. He has also recorded with Hal David (the songwriting partner of Burt Bacharach) and sung with Bob Geldof, Jools Holland, Mick Jagger and Brian May at Bob Geldof’s 50th birthday party.
Mark Adams originally trained as a PE and drama teacher before becoming an actor, since which time he has worked extensively in television, theatre and film. Mark played the role of Dean Martin in the original West End cast of The Rat Pack: Live from Las Vegas which opened at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in 2003 before transferring to the Strand Theatre where it broke box office records and earned an Olivier Award nomination. He was invited to Canada to open the show in its North American premiere at the Canon Theatre, Toronto. The show later transferred to the Savoy Theatre, London, where it stayed for nearly four years before reopening at the Adelphi Theatre in 2009. This has led to many opportunities for Mark to perform as Dean all over the world including a UK/US tour of That’s Amoré, a show he devised in 2007 continuing his love affair with the character of Dean Martin. He has also played the London Palladium, the Royal Albert Hall, Kew Gardens, Blenheim Palace, Audley End, the Starlight Roof at the Waldorf Astoria, the Castell de Peralada festival, the Casino Barcelona and his spiritual home, Upton Park, in front of 34,000 West Ham fans as well as headlining on many cruise ships. He has performed as Dean Martin on GMTV, This Morning, Saturday Swings, Des and Mel, Strictly Come Dancing, The Wedding House, The Alan Titchmarsh Show and Celebrity Come Dine with Me. Further West End credits include: creating the leading role of Sam/Alfred in Romance, Romance (Gielgud Theatre and Bridewell Theatre, London), Mack in Jerry Herman’s Mack and Mabel (Piccadilly Theatre, London), Reuben in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (London Palladium), Mutiny! (Piccadilly Theatre, London) and Oliver! (London Palladium). Other recent stage performances include: Jeff Barry in the UK tour of Leader of the Pack, playing all seven male characters and a eunuch in Nymph Errant (Minerva Theatre, Chichester), Emile de Becque in South Pacific(Crucible Theatre, Sheffield), Dino in Kander and Ebb’s The Rink (Haymarket Theatre, Leicester), Marshall Howe in Eyam (Bridewell Theatre, London), David Baxter in Tales My Lover Told Me (The King’s Head, London), Jack Bates in Her Benny (Liverpool Empire Theatre), Theo in Piaf (Torch Theatre, Milford Haven), Spider’s Web, A Passage to India and Pravda (Redgrave Theatre, Farnham), Him in Jimmie Chinn’s Interior Designs (Rose Theatre, Kingston), Dear Mum Love Joe, his own play (Duke’s Head Theatre, Richmond), The Red Knight in Alice Through the Looking Glass (Theatre Clwyd), Peter in Jesus Christ Superstar (Liverpool Empire Theatre) and the Narrator in Chaplin: His Life and Music (RAI Congressehalle, Amsterdam). On television, Mark has filmed three series of Doctors playing the role of Phil Thompson, Holby City, EastEnders, The Things I Should Have Told You, American Voices, Men Behaving Badly, Insiders, Roy’s Raiders and No Frills (BBC); London’s Burning, The Bill and Hollywood Sports (ITV) and Brookside and The Manageress (Channel 4). Films include Paracelsus (Restoration Pictures), The Big Swap(Moonlit Films), Jesus Christ Superstar (The Really Useful Company/Golgotha Films), The Bakery (NFI) and Lords of London with Ray Winstone and Glen Murphy. Mark recorded an album of original songs called Losing Grace, written with John Hayes at the Conservatorium in The Hague. Other recording work includes original cast albums of The Rat Pack: Live from Las Vegas (including the live DVD), Mutiny!, Cameron Mackintosh’s revival of Oliver!, Anyone Can Whistle, South Pacific, a selection of Irving Berlin songs on TER Records and True Romances written by Mark Bunyan. He has recently recorded an album of new swing songs written by Nicky Campbell.
GEORGE DANIEL LONG
George Daniel Long has been interpreting Sammy Davis Jr for over ten years and was one of the first artists to devote his skills to the portrayal of the iconic entertainer. George trained at London Studio Centre, during and after which he took his first professional theatre credits of: Tribe/Margaret Mead in Hair (European tour), The Cotton Club (Aldwych Theatre, London), T-Bone and Pete in Carmen Jones (The Old Vic, London) and understudy Engineer and Thuy in Miss Saigon (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane). George left the UK to work as lead vocalist in Sebastian’s Caribbean Carnival (Tokyo Disneyland) and was honoured to be the first British performer to work there. He returned from Japan to perform in Fame (Victoria Palace Theatre, London/UK tour), Music of the Night(Hampton Court Palace and Sweden), Stars of the Musicals (Malaysia) and Magic of the Musicals (UK tour). George went on to play the role of Four-Eyed Moe in Five Guys Named Moe (UK tour) and created the role of Sammy Davis Jr in the original West End cast of The Rat Pack: Live from Las Vegas (Theatre Royal Haymarket and the Strand Theatre, London) as well as two UK tours, earning the show an Olivier Award nomination for Best Entertainment. He was then privileged to be part of the Olivier Award-nominated production of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, understudying the roles of Robbins and Sporting Life (including the workshop as Crabman) and Peter Schaffer’s The Royal Hunt of the Sun as Inca/Dance Captain (National Theatre), both directed by Trevor Nunn. He subsequently appeared as Mr Higgins in Jude Kelly’s revival of Carmen Jones (Royal Festival Hall), Bill Jukes in Peter Pan, based on the original play by J. M. Barrie with songs by George Stiles and Anthony Drew (Birmingham Rep), Mary Poppins, understudying the roles of Dinero and TJ in the original West End cast of Sister Act (London Palladium) and Ritchie Valens in The Winter Dance Party (touring). Other appearances include: The Mummy Returns (Universal Pictures), Top of the Pops, National Lottery and Saturday Swings (BBC) and CD:UK and This Morning (ITV). As a dancer and choreographer, George has worked on videos, television appearances and PAs with various artists, including: Westlife (Sony), Boy George (Virgin/More Protein), Mica Paris (Island), Innocence (Chrysalis), Dario G (WEA), Lisa May (Fontana/Juice Groove) and Beatroute (ZTT/Vision) as well as staging fashion shows, working as Assistant Choreographer for Oxford Dance Theatre and choreographing The Definitive Rat Pack. Other recording work includes original cast albums of The Rat Pack: Live from Las Vegas and Sister Act, Stars of the Musicals (TER), Disco 2008, Yesterday and Tomorrow, Jonathan Kaldor and Sebastian Michael’s Alvaro’s Balconyand his solo album, Me and My Shadow.
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