Matthew Floyd Jones in… Richard Carpenter Is Close To You
In a world where rainy days and Mondays collide, one man’s solitary journey to find himself has only just begun…
The piano player from Frisky & Mannish plays the piano player from The Carpenters in a razor-sharp parody play about a life spent playing the piano.
Richard used to be on top of the world, to the left of (and slightly behind) Karen. Now he’s back with a vengeance, only to find out it’s not exactly yesterday once more anymore.
DISCLAIMER: This Award-Winning Fringe hit show is not endorsed by the real Richard Carpenter.
★★★★ Theatre Bubble // ★★★★ The Wee Review // ★★★★ Talk Dramaturgy to Me // ★★★★★ Reviews Hub
‘Delightfully on the money… This show’s stroke of genius lies in the characterisation of Carpenter… it has the ring of hard truth’ ★★★★ The Times
‘A uniquely talented performer… meticulously constructed… the bittersweet comedy narrative is priceless’ ★★★★ The Stage
‘This charming story joyfully waves a flag for those forgotten heroes’ ★★★★ The List
‘Exceptional… probably the most impressive performance I’ve seen at the Fringe’ ★★★★½ Edinburgh Culture Review
‘Perfectly rendered parody songs… There is a deep affection at the heart of this… A Superstar’ ★★★★ Broadway Baby
UNRESERVED CABARET SEATING // AGES 14+ (under 16s to be accompanied by an adult)
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