OLE’ Blue Eyes himself would have been proud of the military operation that swung into place when Kingdom Theatre had to replace the lead in their Fringe show, Sinatra: The Final Curtain.
Enter Moray Innes, to take on the role, courtesy of Major Mark Aldridge, director of music in the band of the Royal Armoured Corps, who released Innes to join the cast of the hit show at short notice.
Sinatra: The Final Curtain, finds the legendary singer, now poorly and in hospital where he looks back on a lifetime of entertainment.
As he reflects on the triumphs and the heartaches, he sees his former self as a young crooner, slim and confident and hears the songs that touched a generation.
He tells his young nurse of some good years and reprises his greatest songs for one last time as he faces the final curtain.
This new musical drama debuted at last year’s Fringe, selling out along the way.
Returning to a larger venue this year with an extended cast it promises to once again send shivers down the spine.
The 2014 production stars internationally acclaimed vocalist Moray Innes as the aging Sinatra, Sadie Paton as his wife Barbara, while Sarah MacGillvary returns as Nurse Rosie. From London actor James Heatlie plays the young Frank, while Steve Worsley guests as Dean Martin and Dominque Haig is Professor McKenzie.
Sinatra: The Final Curtain, TheSpace @Surgeons’ Hall, until August 23 at 7.10pm, £11, 0131-510 2384