Sir Tim Rice the multi-award winning, internationally known lyricist will be returning to theatre stages across the UK in 2024 with a very special live musical theatre event - My Life in Musicals - I know Him So Well. 

The show, which stops by in Reading, will see Tim Rice reflect on his illustrious career at the heart of musical theatre, sharing anecdotes from behind the songs - the hits and the misses along with stories of his life and live performances from the wonderful catalogue of songs that are synonymous with his name and that of his collaborators. 

Musical accompaniment will be from an array of the UK's leading West End singers and musicians led by musical director Duncan Waugh. 

Tim is associated with writing the lyrics for so many hit musicals - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Chess and the Disney productions of the Lion King, Aladdin, and Beauty and the Beast. 

His work has not been limited to musical theatre alone with evita transferring to the big screen and theme music for the James Bond movie Octopussy. 

With the show packed full of songs like Don't Cry for me Argentina, A Whole New World, Can You Feel The Love Tonight, I Don't Know How to Love Him, Circle of Life, Chess, Hakuna Matata, Another Suitcase in Another Hall, I Know Him So Well, All Time High, Must Love Me, A Night in Bangkok, My Life In Musicals is an absolute must for fans of musical theatre and brilliant music. 

Regarded by many as one of the world's greatest lyricists Tim Rice commented "My Life in Musicals is a show in which I reveal  all of the secrets behind the creation of some of the best-known songs featuring my lyrics.

"I have had the good fortune to work with some of the greatest composers of all time including Andrew Lloyd Webber , Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Anderson, Elton John, and Alan Menken. 

"Without those wonderful melodies I'd be at home watching television. You'll probably know quite a few of the songs - and will therefore be relieved to hear I won't be singing them. 

"All the musical aspects of the show I hand over to to the outstanding Duncan Waugh Band and West End Singers. There will be plenty of stops in between the hits during which I'll tell tell you how they happened and, in some cases, nearly didn’t. Actually, I might sing a little – but not Don’t Cry For Me Argentina.” 

The show will head to the Hexagon on Tuesday April 30 and tickets are on sale on What's On Reading.