Richard Carpenter Is Close To You

Friday 9 November

Waterside Arts Centre

Starring Matthew Floyd Jones

20:00 – 21:30
Waterside Arts Centre1 Waterside Plaza
Sale M33 2AE
In a world where rainy days and Mondays collide, one man’s solitary journey to find himself has only just begun…

The piano player from Frisky & Mannish plays the piano player from The Carpenters in a razor-sharp parody play about a life spent playing the piano.

Richard used to be on top of the world, to the left of (and slightly behind) Karen.  Now he's back with a vengeance, only to find out it's not exactly yesterday once more anymore.

DISCLAIMER: This Award-Winning Fringe hit show is not endorsed by the real Richard Carpenter.

Delightfully on the money... This show's stroke of genius lies in the characterisation of Carpenter... it has the ring of hard truth" 
★★★★ The Times

A uniquely talented performer... meticulously constructed... the bittersweet comedy narrative is priceless 
★★★★ The Stage

This charming story joyfully waves a flag for those forgotten heroes" 
★★★★ The List

Exceptional... probably the most impressive performance I've seen at the Fringe
★★★★½ Edinburgh Culture Review

Perfectly rendered parody songs... There is a deep affection at the heart of this... A Superstar
★★★★ Broadway Baby

Hilarious... Jones is superb in bringing to life his own script" 
★★★★ Fringe Guru

Tremendously talented... a one of a kind show  
★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

★★★★ Theatre Bubble
★★★★ The Wee Review
★★★★ Talk Dramaturgy to Me
★★★★★ Reviews Hub

You'll either love it or hate it
Daily Mail
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