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Tim Burton and Danny Elfman unite for Royal Albert Hall concert

Tim Burton directs Alice in Wonderland

Story by Jack Foley

TIM Burton is to unite with regular composer Danny Elfman for a live concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall in celebration of their big-screen musical collaborations.

The must-see show has been booked for October 7, 2013, and will mark the first time that many of Elfman’s iconic scores for Burton’s films – such as Batman, Edward Scissorhands and Alice in Wonderland – will receive a public performance, courtesy of the BBC Concert Orchestra.

In a further boost for the in-demand nature of tickets, the concert will also mark the first time in nearly 18 years that the former Oingo Boingo frontman will sing live, with Elfman re-creating various songs from The Nightmare Before Christmas soundtrack.

Elfman told The Telegraph: “The idea of performing some of Jack Skellington’s songs from The Nightmare Before Christmas live for the very first time is immensely exciting.”

Added Burton: “The performance will be enhanced by original artwork from the films creating a visual backdrop, amounting to an evening that will be ‘something really special’.”