Critically Acclaimed Theatre, RICHARD CARPENTER IS CLOSE TO YOU, Tours UK
Following a sell out smash hit run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2017, and a highly successful Australian tour, musical tragicomedy 'Richard Carpenter is Close to You' is set to tour the UK.
He was on top of the world. Looking down on creation. To the left of (and slightly behind) his kid sister, Karen. Now he's back in the spotlight, but it's no longer yesterday once more. In a world of rainy days and Mondays, one man's solitary journey to find himself has only just begun...so get yourself a ticket to ride, and buckle the hell up!
In the 1970s, brother and sister duo The Carpenters were one of the best-selling music artists the world had ever seen. In the 2010s, comedy duo Frisky and Mannish became one of the most popular musical parody acts the Edinburgh Fringe had ever seen. Now one half of that duo, Matthew Floyd Jones (the guy to the left behind the piano in F&M) presents his first major solo show - 'Richard Carpenter is Close to You'. The first show ever created specifically about Richard, as opposed to Carpenters in general or Karen, this is a piece that's been crying out to be created... but only by Mannish.
'Richard Carpenter is Close to You' is many things... An epic concert of hit tunes and harrowing travesties from the smiliest guy in pop-rock history. A bittersweet dark comedy that tells the hilarious, traumatic, imaginary tale of the ultimate piano player. A character-comedy/theatre/live music hybrid that sprinkles pitch perfect song parodies over an ultimately very moving story.
Tickets and tour dates information at http://www.matthewfloydjones.co.uk/