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Rocketman sing-a-long

Dexter Fletcher

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The recent Oscar-winning success of Bohemian Rhapsody, the biopic of rock legend Freddie Mercury, set the bar high for Rocketman, a similar tale of mouldbreaking musical success against the odds, this time spotlighting the early years in the career of Elton John. But the omens were good – the unforgettable music, an outstanding star turn by Taron Egerton as Elton and the safe directorial hands of Dexter Fletcher, who brought us The Proclaimers’ musical Sunshine On Leith and served as uncredited director for Bohemian Rhapsody – and Rocketman was a hit at DCA cinema back in May.

"Based on a true fantasy..."

Claiming to be ‘based on a true fantasy’, the key moments in the transformation of Reginald Kenneth Dwight into Elton Hercules John are all here. The 1970 residency at the Troubadour club in LA, the 1975 Dodger Stadium appearances, the duet with Kiki Dee, the footwear, the drugs, the flamboyance, the hidden relationships, the marriage to Renate.