Legendary lyricist Sir Tim Rice is set to be feted with a career retrospective in London this summer (14).

Andrew Lloyd Webber's longtime collaborator, who helped pen songs for hit musicals Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, will be the guest of honour at the A Night in Song event, which will feature performances by the BBC Concert Orchestra and an in-depth conversation with Rice about his almost 50 years in the industry.

The celebration will take place on 8 July (14) at the Royal Festival Hall.

Additional performers will be announced at a later date.