rbm comedy presents
richard carpenter is close to you
UK TOUR 2018
london / 11-12 oct
harrogate / 19 oct
norwich / 27 oct
gravesend / 1 nov
lyme regis / 2 nov
hedge end / 3 nov
exeter / 4 nov
carlisle / 8 nov
sale / 9 nov
guildford / 15 nov
reading / 16 nov
banbury / 17 nov
cambridge / 23 nov
huddersfield / 24 nov
sheffield / 25 nov
fareham / 28 nov
brighton / 29 nov
milton keynes / 7 dec
barton on humber / 8 dec
Richard used to be on Top of the World, to the left of (and slightly behind) Karen.
Now he's coming back with a vengeance, only to find that it's not exactly Yesterday, Once More.
The piano player from Frisky & Mannish takes on the piano player from The Carpenters in this razor-sharp parody play about life playing the piano, which was a sell-out success at Edinburgh Fringe 2017 and has just returned from an acclaimed tour of Adelaide and Melbourne.
In a world where Rainy Days and Mondays collide, one man’s Solitairy journey to find himself has only just begun...
"Achieves something rare... with a hugely commendable lightness of touch" Reviews Hub ★★★★★
"Exceptional... probably the most impressive performance I've seen at the Fringe" Edinburgh Culture Review ★★★★½
"Delightfully on the money... [a] stroke of genius" Times ★★★★
"Uniquely talented... meticulously constructed... priceless" Stage ★★★★
"Joyfully waves a flag for those forgotten heroes" List ★★★★
"Perfectly rendered parody songs... a Superstar" Broadway Baby ★★★★
"Hilarious... Jones is superb" Fringe Guru ★★★★
"Sublime... comedy gold... Jones brings the house down" Talk Dramaturgy to Me ★★★★
"A one of a kind show" Edinburgh Festivals Magazine ★★★★
"Only a hardline megafan would fail to see the funny side of this" Wee Review ★★★★
"A master of parody... clever and smart" Theatre Bubble ★★★★
"Ingenious... one of the best shows I've seen" Australian Arts Review
"Well-written and slickly performed, intelligent, sophisticated and never obvious" Bristol 24/7
"An hilarious, heartfelt, layered, silly, and considered masterwork... dripping with delicious, expected joy and sugary delight" HiFi-Way
"Powerful, entertaining and empowering, and bloody funny" Not Television
"Wonderful characterisation... wit and exuberance" Melbourne Observer
"A compelling showman" Ed Fringe Review
"A hit" Australian Stage Online
"You'll either love it or hate it" Daily Mail
DISCLAIMER: Not endorsed by the real Richard Carpenter. This is a flight of fancy inspired by his legacy and made with love.
If birds suddenly appear, that's honestly just a coincidence.