Date: 11.09.2022 7:30 pm

Off The Rails – Waxworks Live Soundtrack

The Dukes Duration: 75 minutes

Following last year’s sell-out live soundtrack Halloween performance of Nosferatu at Morecambe’s Winter Gardens, Off the Rails Creative Jazz Orchestra returns with an improvised live score for the German Expressionist classic, Waxworks.

A creepy, down-at-heel wax museum provides the main characters for a sequence of three increasingly sinister stories. Stylised sets, fantastical costumes, and dramatic lighting combine to create a classic of Weimar cinema, which will be complemented by Off the Rails’ atmospheric improvisations.

Off the Rails Creative Jazz Orchestra have been gathering musicians from Lancaster, Morecambe and beyond to make exploratory music with soul since 1997.

For this performance, Off the Rails is collaborating with Jonny Best, one of the UK’s leading silent film pianists and the Artistic Director of No Dots which produces a programme of live-scored silent film at Morecambe Winter Gardens.

Thanks also to Yorkshire Silent Film Festival for their support on this project www.ysff.co.uk.

Jonny Best from Yorkshire Silent Film Festival – MD and keyboard

Fiona McLeod, John Murdoch – alto saxophone

Tenor Sax – Paul Clark – tenor saxophone

Thomas Bongas – baritone saxophone, bass clarinet

Ben McCabe – french horn

Mary Austin, Iain Campbell – trumpet

Steve Daly – trombone, trumpet

Tom Barnish, Gerard Walls, trombone

Gordon Walker – keyboards

Graham Mapp, Jack Williams – guitar

Jonnie Meadowcroft, Rick Middleton – bass

Steve Varden, Clayton Jackson – electronics

Nick Cooper – drums, percussion

  • Where: The Dukes
  • Date: 11.09.2022
  • Doors time: 7:00pm
  • Gig time: 7:30 pm
  • Duration: 75 minutes
  • Price: £12
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