'Casino Royale' in Concert

Daniel Craig's first outing as 007 is returning to the big screen and will be backed by QLD's top orchestra — for one night only.
Alec Jones
January 09, 2024

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Overview

The story of cinema's favourite spy goes back decades, with the seven faces of James Bond spanning a screen saga that started in the 1960s. Daniel Craig's iconic run as the character came to an end in 2021 with No Time to Die, and with Craig's time in the tux now concluded, it seems appropriate to return to where it began with his 2006 character debut in Casino Royale.

The widely acclaimed blockbuster is coming back in the form of a special concert screening on Friday, March 15. Better yet, the film's musical score will be performed live by Queensland Symphony Orchestra as the film plays on the big screen.

In Casino Royale, Bond is not the super spy we have previously known him to be. This younger MI6 agent has just acquired his famed 00 status and a license to kill. Now he's being dispatched to a high-stakes poker tournament to play for the fortune of criminal banker Le Chiffre (Mads Mikkelsen), who will use any winnings to finance terrorists worldwide.

Casino Royale was a hit with fans and critics alike, breathing new life to the franchise and setting up four Daniel Craig-starring sequels: Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, Spectre and the aforementioned No Time to Die.

The score, composed by David Arnold, captures the full spirit of the series, sweeping strings and blaring brass with a healthy splash of 2000s rock, and will sound fantastic when QSO takes to the stage of the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre for this unmissable, one-night-only show.

Casino Royale in Concert will be performed live by Queensland Symphony Orchestra at 7.30pm on Friday, March 15. For more information or to book tickets, visit the website

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