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The Remains of Tom Lehrer – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Music and Lyrics: Tom Lehrer Adaptor and performer: Adam Kay Reviewer: Glen Pearce There’s a fine line to tread when producing a show based on a much-loved performer. Fans will already know every detail about the performer's life and back catalogue and will want to revel in the nostalgia without being weighed down with facts they already know. Newcomers to ...

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The Remains of Tom Lehrer – Gilded Balloon Teviot (Wine Bar), Edinburgh

Reviewer: Mark O’Neill Historically renowned for his own original works, Adam Kay's latest show takes on a rather different style. This incredibly clever, fast-paced, musical experience sees Kay adapt the works of Tom Lehrer, someone who clearly inspires much of Kay’s own writing. Lehrer is famously known for his expressive and humorous singer-songwriting skills - a talent that is very ...

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Adam Kay: The Remains of Tom Lehrer – Ambassadors Theatre, London

Adam Kay: The Remains of Tom Lehrer

Writer/performer: Adam Kay Reviewer: Scott Matthewman In the grand tradition of the satirical comedy song, Tom Lehrer stands tall, despite his professional performance career being a comparatively short one in the middle decades of the 20th Century. He officially retired from performing live in his thirties, choosing instead to spend his time teaching his favoured academic subjects – mathematics on ...

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Politically Incorrect, The Songs of Tom Lehrer – Theatre Royal, Wakefield

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Performer: Peter Gill Reviewer: Ron Simpson Master-satirist Tom Lehrer is, in the opinion of the incomparable Randy Newman, as good a lyricist as any in the second half of the 20th Century, but there is a problem with performing his work. His songs, many of them very short, don’t lend themselves to extended improvisation or complicated arrangements or anything much ...

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25 Year Songbook – The Pheasantry, London

Music: Matthew Strachan Lyrics by Matthew Strachan and Bernie Gaughan Reviewer: Jonathan Grant [rating:3] The Pheasantry on Chelsea’s Kings Road was a sell-out for this lookback by Matthew Strachan on a selection of his compositions from the last quarter century. The evening’s 25 song set set drew not only from the Strachan’s stage musicals, but also bore heavy reference to ...

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