Joker to be shown on the big screen with live orchestra

The psychological comic book thriller starring Joaquin Phoenix will be screened again in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Joker: The psychological thriller has picked up a number of awards.
Joker: The psychological thriller has picked up a number of awards.

Joker – the surprise anti-hero smash hit of 2019 – is set to return to the big screen with a twist.

The blockbuster DC Comics movie will tour the UK accompanied by a live orchestra playing Hildur Guðnadóttir’s award-winning score.

Joker Live in Concert will set off in April with shows across the country – including at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on July 5 and Edinburgh’s Usher Hall on July 6.

Guðnadóttir said: “When we recorded the music, the orchestra brought such depth and detailed attention to the performances that we were all literally holding our breaths during most of the recording sessions.

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“It was a beautiful trip.

“I’m so happy to get to go there again and for an audience to experience that too.”

Director Todd Phillips added: “I think it’s a wonderful way for audiences to experience Hildur Guðnadóttir’s haunting and immersive score while bearing witness to Joaquin Phoenix’s descent into madness as Arthur.”

Joker is tipped to win big at the Oscars this weekend, with the psychological thriller already having picked up a number of awards.

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On Sunday, Phoenix walked away with the BAFTA for Leading Actor and used his speech to address the lack of diversity in this year’s nominees.

Presale tickets to Joker Live in Concert are available now. General tickets will go on sale at 10am on Friday.

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