About Tubular Bells for Two
Two ambitious musicians play over twenty instruments to bring Mike Oldfield’s classic hit Tubular Bells to life in a unique theatrical performance.
Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells is perhaps the most unlikely smash hit record ever to be released.
The beautiful and sprawling progressive Celtic-folk-rock opus shot to number one in album charts around the world in 1973 and 1974, throwing its young composer into the international spotlight and kick-starting Richard Branson’s Virgin music empire.
Now, forty years later, multi-instrumentalists Daniel Holdsworth and Aidan Roberts have arranged the entire score of Tubular Bells to be played out by just two blokes, bringing the influential masterpiece to life with all of its multi-layered madness and subtle beauty intact.
‘A virtuoso performance from two musicians at the top of their game.’
- Edinburgh Evening News
‘The musical equivalent of the triathlon, with bells on.’
- The Scotsman
‘An intensely focused race around every twist and turn of Oldfield’s quirky masterpiece.’
- The Times
‘A musical tour de force. Mesmerising to watch.’
- The Sydney Morning Herald
‘A two-man show that is part musical, part acrobatic’
- The Australian