Rhapsody in You

Saturday 15 December, 8.00pm

Rhapsody in You I A Special Christmas Concert

Philip Edward Fisher (piano) & Richard Thomas (piano) with Sooz Kempner (vocals) in Concert.

Join us as we present a special evening of music, comedy, and original songs – at the Coronet for one night only.

Internationally celebrated concert pianist Philip Edward Fisher opens the evening with a virtuosic rendition of Gershwin’s masterpiece, Rhapsody in Blue. Then comes the comic genius that is Richard Thomas, Olivier-winning creator of the irreverent Jerry Springer: The Opera, with a series of comic impressions at the piano in the world premiere of Rhapsody in You.

Then together with singer, actor and stand-up comedian Sooz Kempner, delight in Wrong Songs for Christmas, a festival song cycle that you won’t forget!

 

Philip Edward Fisher is recognized widely as a unique performer of refined style and exceptional versatility. He has appeared across Europe, Asia, Africa, and North and South America. He has performed Concerti with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Copenhagen Philharmonic, the Tampere Philharmonic, the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, and the Symphonies of San Antonio, Toledo and the Juilliard School, working with conductors Hannu Lintu, John Axelrod, Sebastian Lang-Lessing, Cristian Macelaru, Larry Rachleff, James Lowe and Giordano Bellincampi. He records for the Naxos and Chandos labels. He holds degrees from the Juilliard School and the Royal Academy of Music, where he was recently elected an Associate in recognition of his contribution to the music industry.

Richard Thomas is an Olivier and Rose D’Or winning composer and writer and is best known for writing and composing Jerry Springer: The Opera, which was the first-ever musical to win all four British ‘Best Musical’ awards. The show ran for 609 performances in London (National Theatre, Cambridge Theatre) and a UK national tour and continues to be performed regularly around the world including notable productions off-Broadway, and at Carnegie Hall, and the Sydney Opera House, Australia. Other notable credits include the libretto for hit opera “Anna Nicole” (Royal Opera House/BAM New York), the lyrics to “Made in Dagenham” (Adelphi West End), songs for twice Emmy-nominates “Tracey Ullman’s show” (BBC1 and HBO), Shoes (Sadler’s Wells/West End) and five half hour BBC2 Musicals, “Kombat Opera Presents..”. (Winner of two Rose d’Or awards).

 

Sooz Kempner is a Royal Academy of Music graduate and award-winning stand-up comedian (Funny Women Variety Award 2012, Musical Comedy Awards Best Newcomer 2010). She has written and performed six solo hours at the Edinburgh Fringe and played leads in Jonny Woo’s All-Star Brexit Cabaret (Edinburgh Fringe), Assassins (Winterflood Theatre), The World Goes Round (Stockwell Playhouse), Doodle (Waterloo East), The Mikado (Tabard Theatre) and Family Portrait by Theo Jamieson (Shaw Theatre). Sooz was one of Comedy Central’s Picks of the Edinburgh Fringe 2018. 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Ticket prices

Standard  £30

Concession (Students, over 60, under 16, those on benefits)  £20

Groups of 8+  £20 each plus 1 free ticket 

Family of 4  (2 Adults plus 2 under 16)  £75

Multibuy Christmas Season discounts 

Book all 4 events & receive £15 off on total price of tickets

Book all 3 main auditorium events & receive £9.99 off total price of tickets

Book any 2 main auditorium events & receive £8 off total price of tickets

Only 1discount applies. Subject to availability.

 

Additional information

Venue: Main Auditorium

Suitable for ages 12+

Running time: TBC



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