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Richard Carpenter is close to you

Thursday 15 November 2018, 8pm

G Live, Guildford

Richard Carpenter is close to you

Written and performed by Matthew Floyd Jones

The piano player from cult cabaret duo Frisky & Mannish plays the piano player from superstar pop duo The Carpenters in this critically-acclaimed award-winning perfectly rendered parody.

Richard Carpenter used to be on top of the world, to the left of (and slightly behind) Karen. Forty years later, he’s back at the keyboard again. Only this time, it’s not exactly yesterday once more. Because now, solitaire really is the only game in town.

Winner of the Best New Writing Award at the 2017 Buxton Fringe, and fresh from a sell-out run at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe, this razor-sharp tragicomedy about life playing the piano is not endorsed by the real Richard Carpenter.

'The bittersweet comedy narrative is priceless'
The Stage ****

'Delightfully on the money… Genius'
The Times ****

'Probably the most impressive performance I’ve seen at the Fringe'
Edinburgh Culture Review ****½

'Jones achieves something rare'
Reviews Hub *****


Tickets: £19.00
Please note, seating in the Bellerby Studio is unreserved. 

Where applicable fees and charges are included in the stated ticket prices. An optional postage fee may apply. Fee-free booking for Friends of G Live; Groups of 8+ please call 01483 369 350 to buy fee-free.

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