MATTHEW FLOYD JONES in Richard Carpenter Is Close To You

Richard from The Carpenters used to be on top of the world looking down on creation, to the left of (and slightly behind) Karen. Now, he’s back at the piano once more in this razor-sharp tragicomedy that takes you on the ultimate ticket to ride. Cos solitaire really is the only game in town! Written and performed by Matthew Floyd Jones, the piano player from Frisky & Mannish.  Disclaimer: this affectionate but unsparing parody is not endorsed by the real Richard Carpenter.

Join Richard as he heads out on tour this Autumn, where he'll 'sing, sing a song, sing out loud'...and finally get his chance to enjoy the limelight.

OCTOBER 2018
11 LONDON Bloomsbury
12 LONDON Bloomsbury
19 HARROGATE Theatre Studio
27 NORWICH Playhouse

NOVEMBER 2018
01 GRAVESEND Woodville
02 LYME REGIS Marine Theatre
03 HEDGE End Berry Theatre
04 EXETER Phoenix
08 CARLISLE Fire Station
09 SALE Waterside Arts Centre
15 GUILDFORD G Live
16 READING South Street
17 BANBURY Mill Arts
23 CAMBRIDGE Junction
24 HUDDERSFIELD Lawrence Batley Theatre
25 SHEFFIELD UNIVERSITY The Drama Studio
28 FAREHAM Ashcroft Arts Centre
29 BRIGHTON Komedia

DECEMBER 2018
07 MILTON KEYNES The Stables
08 BARTON UPON HUMBER The Ropewalk

‘This homage to one half of one of the biggest-selling pop groups stands out from its rivals because it has a caustic edge’ 
★★★★ 
The Times

‘Hugely entertaining’
The Guardian

‘Seriously talented’ 
★★★★
The Observer

‘Pitch-perfect parody’
 ★★★★ 
The Stage

★★★★
 
The List

★★★★
 
The Wee Review

★★★★★
The Review Hub