“Tickling The Ivories”
A Hundred Years of the Comedy Song
Actor, pianist, and singer Michael Lunts returns to Long Crendon on the 25th November after his successful visit with ‘Flanders and Swann Revisited’ last year. This time Michael presents a potted ‘history’ of the comedy song, mining the archives from the 1870’s to the 1970’s, from Gilbert and Sullivan to Monty Python. Alongside songs by Noël Coward, Tom Lehrer, Cole Porter, Fats Waller and the Gershwins Michael offers up some less familiar gems from the genre. One man, a white jacket, 88 piano keys and a treasure trove of musical mirth, “Tickling the Ivories” is a show that is guaranteed to tickle anyone’s sense of humour.
Michael Lunts is one of the UK’s most widely-travelled and accomplished musical entertainers, working from the piano in both classical music and popular song mediums, performing on stages both large and small, from Lands End to John O’Groats, (or at least from Lands End to Long Crendon!)