Wilton’s favourite storytelling show returns with a knockout lineup of six of the biggest names in Music, Comedy, Film and Theatre, including David Suchet, Deborah Frances-White and Katie Melua, to launch The Beautiful Word, a new capital campaign to enrich audience comfort, enhancing acoustics and seating at Wilton’s.
All proceeds from tickets for the event will go directly towards supporting The Beautiful Word campaign.
Mixing the best elements of Desert Island Discs, The Moth and TED Talks, OneTrackMinds asks six guests to share a story about a particular song or piece of music that has - in some way - changed their life. It might be a song that has inspired their greatest work or made them fall in love. It might be a song that soundtracked their biggest achievement, or gave them solace in their darkest hour. It might be a song they love, or a song they hate. And once they’ve told their story, we all listen to their chosen track.
To reflect the history of this amazing venue, this special one-off edition of OneTrackMinds will reflect the history – and future – of Music Hall with a lineup of national treasures from the worlds of Music, Theatre and Comedy.
Find out more about supporting The Beautiful Word campaign.
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Chair of Wilton's The Beautiful Word Capital Campaign and BAFTA Award-winning actor David Suchet C. B. E. is one of the greatest stage and screen actors of his generation. Most recently David starred in Jonathan Church’s revival of Arthur Miller’s The Price at Theatre Royal Bath and the Wyndham’s Theatre in London. David is perhaps best known for bringing Agatha Christie’s infamous Hercule Poirot to life, filming his final scene as the detective in 2013 after 25 years in the role.
Deborah Frances-White is a stand-up comedian, podcaster, screenwriter and corporate speaker. You may have heard her on The Guilty Feminist podcast, seen her on Have I Got News For You or seen the film Say My Name which she wrote.
15 years since the release of her debut album, the chart topping ‘Call Off The Search’, Katie Melua continues to astonish audiences around the world with her extraordinary voice. Her unique ability to truly inhabit a song has been constant since the young age of 19, when she released her debut ‘The Closest Thing To Crazy’. One of the UK’s highest-selling female recording artists of all time, Katie has released 7 top 10 studio albums – ‘Call Off The Search’, ‘Piece By Piece’, ‘Pictures’, ‘The House’, ‘Secret Symphony’, ‘Ketevan’ and, most recently, 2016’s self-produced, critically acclaimed ‘In Winter’.