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What’s It All About?

July - September 2015

About The Show

Direct from its hugely successful run in New York, Burt Bacharach’s celebrated songbook is given an exciting new interpretation with Kyle Riabko’s thrillingly original musical arrangements. Directed by Olivier Award-winner Steven Hoggett, the show is a dynamic 90-minute non-stop musical journey in which the 27 year-old Riabko leads a talented group of young performers through Bacharach’s classic melodies, blending nostalgia and innovation, where generations old and new can revel in the joy of the Bacharach catalogue as if for the very first time.

After being introduced to Bacharach at a Los Angeles recording studio, Riabko created a series of demos, reinterpreting Bacharach’s greatest hits. Over the ensuing months, he took the demos to Bacharach who gave his blessing to What’s It All About? Bacharach Reimagined. After seeing the show, Bacharach said it felt as though he had received ‘a love letter’ and commented, Kyle has done something truly unique with my music.”

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What’s It All About?

‘This artfully staged show brings a fresh vibe and reinvigorates the staged-songbook genre’

New York Times

Show Info


3 JULY – 5 SEPT 2015




Tue – Sat, 8pm

Sat & Sun, 3:30pm




85 Mins approx.
(No interval)




Daniel Bailen

Greg Coulson

Anastacia McCleskey

Stephanie McKeon

Renato Paris

Kyle Riabko

James Williams




Music by

Burt Bacharach


Lyrics by

Hal David & others


Musical Arrangements by

Kyle Riabko


Conceived by

Kyle Riabko & David Lane Seltzer


Directed by

Steven Hoggett


Set Designers

Christine Jones & Brett Banakis


Costume Designer

Matthew Wright


Lighting Designer

Tim Lutkin


Sound Designer

Richard Brooker