Whatever your taste in music, the chances are there’s a Jimmy Webb song on your personal playlist. The songwriter behind ‘Wichita Lineman’, as well as hits for Frank Sinatra, Glen Campbell, Linda Rondstadt, Barbra Streisand, Art Garfunkel and more, here Webb takes you through his extraordinary life.

Supplementing performances of iconic tunes from across his career with incredulous, tender, funny and often heartbreaking stories of the inspiration behind some of pop music’s biggest songs and singers, the evening gives a humorous tour into the days and nights of a songwriting prodigy.

Getting to know the man behind such generational touchstones as ‘MacArthur Park’, ‘Up, Up and Away’ or ‘The Highwayman’ in concert is as much a lesson in pop culture as it is a concert, an insider perspective on the Nixon Sixties, the Rat Pack heyday, the London Mods, Laurel Canyon and more, told by a charming yarn spinner who hasn’t lost sight of his roots despite decades of international fame. This show follows the release of Webb’s memoir, The Cake and the Rain, which covers the span of his career with the same sense of poetry and story as his many hits.

He could have played for twice as long and nobody would have left

The Guardian

Where I’m from, hardly anyone is exposed to the arts. There’s a load of talent but no guidance. Roundhouse changed my life.

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In the Round

Experience one-off intimate performances in our series of fully seated shows that puts you closer to the music. First launched in 2016, In the Round sees the Roundhouse radically transformed, the…