Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only The Piano Player
Thursday 10 August
All tickets $15.00
Presented by Ipswich Civic Centre
By arrangement with Arthur Shafman International, New York
Pianist/comedian David Scheel has made a speciality out of making fun of music, both classical and not-so-classical. So much so that he is now regarded as arguably the finest musical humourist in the world, in particular thanks to his international hit show, Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player.
A runaway success in London’s West End, at successive Edinburgh Festivals, at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, and right across the USA; this is a hilarious send-up of classical music which has established this Australian pianist as the successor to the legendary Victor Borge. Beautiful music and musical fun performed in so many accents and voices that David has also been compared to the late Robin Williams and Peter Ustinov.
Hear a familiar tune played in the styles of the old masters and an iPod; two famous pieces played simultaneously, one with the right hand, one with the left, plus his “translation” of the lyrics of
Waltzing Matilda – already a comedy classic.
This concert is a must for anyone who wants to hear beautiful music and laugh themselves silly in the bargain. In America, David was recently named the funniest pianist in the world, and the media just call him “the master”. You don’t get a nickname like that unless you’ve earned it.
AS FUNNY AS ANY, WITTIER THAN MOST, AND, UNIQUELY, A CONCERT PIANIST OF INTERNATIONAL STATURE…HE STANDS ALONE, IN A CLASS OF HIS OWN (BBC Arts Review)
THE ONLY SHOW IN TOWN THAT CAN SATISFY LOVERS OF CLASSICAL MUSIC AND STAND-UP COMEDY ALIKE (San Francisco Chronicle)
Ticket price includes complimentary tea and coffee – Stars Café will not be open for this performance.
This tour gratefully acknowledges financial support from Arts Queensland.