La La Land to come to life with live orchestra

PUBLISHED: 16:00 15 June 2017

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in La La Land. Picture: Dale Robinette

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in La La Land. Picture: Dale Robinette


A multi-award winning film which has been described by reviewers as the ‘film of its generation’ will be brought to an audience like never before.

La La Land will be aired on a giant screen at Colston Hall and will be accompanied by a 60-piece orchestra.

The movie captured the hearts of millions as it collected six Academy Awards, five British Academy Film Awards, eight Critics’ Choice Awards and seven Golden Globes earlier this year.

The show, written and directed by Damien Chazelle, tells the story of Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a dedicated jazz musician, who are both struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts.

Set in modern day Los Angeles, the original musical looks at the everyday life of people in the ‘Sunshine State’ and explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.

The modern day musical is both a heart-warming and heart-breaking story of two lovers.

La La Land is not the first film the superstar duo have featured in together; Gosling and Stone have also shared the silver screen in the 2011 film Crazy, Stupid, Love and in Gangster Squad in 2013.

However, La La Land marks a major shift in genre, and sees heartthrob Gosling put his vocals to the test.

Gosling’s first taste of fame was in the 1990s as a child actor, but it wasn’t until his title role in Nicholas Sparks’ The Notebook in 2004 that he found stardom.

He has since secured numerous lead roles in a variety of Hollywood flicks.

Co-star Stone rose to fame in 2010 after securing the lead role in Easy A.

Since then she has gone on to feature in The Help, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Birdman.

She has won more than 30 awards and received more than 90 nominations.

The evening will give the audience the chance to relive one of the greatest films of the year as well as enjoy an ensemble of delectable music treats.

La La Land in Concert will be at Colston Hall, in Colston Street, at 7.30pm on September 22.

Tickets, priced £42.46-69.88, are available from 01172 034040 or online via

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