Flanders and Swann – Classic and Joyously Frivolous
Join multi award-winning comedian Tim FitzHigham and BBC Radio 4 musical maestro Duncan Walsh Atkins as they starch their beards and trim their dinner jackets, ready to bring you the wit and wordplay of those ingenious comedy songsmiths, Michael Flanders and Donald Swann.
Coming to Darwen Library Theatre on Saturday 13th July 2019, this award-winning homage to the extraordinary comedic talents of Michael Flanders and Donald Swann has been playing to packed houses for over a decade.
Tim, Duncan and the Hippo are celebrating the much-loved words and music of Flanders and Swann, those internationally acclaimed musical comedy legends of the 1950s and 60s. With their own unique style and humour, the boys present F&S’s classic songs and traditions interspersed with a few of their hidden and yet ever-sparkling gems. Fans and the uninitiated alike will ‘wallow’ in this unique take on the work of two of Britain’s most iconic comedy songsmiths. Songs include: The Hippopotamus Song (Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud), The Gas Man Cometh, The Gnu Song, Omnibus (or A Transport of Delights), and Madeira M’Dear.
Tim FitzHigham is a Perrier Award nominated, multi award-winning comedian who has performed on BBC Radio 1, 2, 4 and 5, toured lots and appeared frequently on TV and in films in the UK and Europe. He starred in his own CBBC show Superhuman Challenge and was recently the star of two seasons of BBC Radio 4’s The Gambler.
Duncan Walsh Atkins is a stalwart of BBC Radio 4, runs a busy London music studio and has also toured lots. As well as providing the music for BBC TV’s Fast And Loose he opened his first musical, The Tailor Made Man, at London’s Arts Theatre and is the musical director for the Olivier Award Winning Showstopper! The Improvised Musical (Best Entertainment and Family Show 2016).
“CLASSIC…JOYOUSLY FRIVOLOUS” Sunday Times (Critics’ Choice)
“SUCH ENERGY AND RELISH…CAUGHT THE PERIOD REMARKABLY WELL…WELL WORTH SEEING” Independent
VENUE: Darwen Library Theatre, Knott St, Darwen, Lancashire BB3 3BU
DATE: Saturday 13th July 2019
TICKET PRICES: Advance from £13
Tickets are available
By Phone: 01254 706006
In Person: From Darwen Library, Knott Street, Darwen or Darwen Leisure Centre, The Green, Darwen or King George’s Hall Box Office, Northgate, Blackburn.