A Hundred Years of Comedy Song! - Chateau du Trichot Sunday 5th May  

Tickling the Ivories Flyer

Following on from his highly successful comedy song revues  "By George", and "Quirkish Delight" the actor, pianist, singer and general one-man band Michael Lunts presents this potted ‘history’ of the comedy song, mining the archives from the 1870’s to the 1970’s, from Gilbert and Sullivan to Tom Lehrer, from Music Hall to Monty Python.

While offering a fascinating overview of the comedy song, in all its variety, “Tickling the Ivories” is, as its name suggests, first and foremost a smile-inducing, laughter-engendering musical entertainment, as Michael works his way, and his fingers, through ten decades of musical wit. Alongside songs by Noël Coward, Flanders and Swann, Cole Porter and the Gershwins, Michael offers up some less familiar gems from the genre. One man, a white jacket, 88 piano keys and a treasure trove of musical mirth, “Tickling the Ivories” is a show that is guaranteed to tickle anyone’s sense of humour.

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Proceeds will go to the charitable foundation Orchestre du Centre Philharmonique, to support young musicians. 

*** With wine from our vines and some of your favourite English Cheeses ***

At Chateau du Trichot, Thezac, 47370 - Sunday 5th May 2019,  6pm

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Hosted by  William and Joanna Stuart-Bruges   Chateau du Trichot,  Thezac, 47370 Tournon d'Agenais
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Of Tickling the Ivories:
 "Michael Lunts demonstrates again what a superb pianist he is, and with apparently effortless ease, combines this skill with faultless singing and delightful comic expressiveness., genuine wit and genial, nostalgic sophistication." - Guardian
Of Michael Lunts'  Nautical Musical Comedy "Coward at Sea"

“Deliciously witty... a quintessentially English flavour superbly captured by this gifted performer”  -  NEWBURY FESTIVAL REVIEW

And of his  portrayal of Chopin, in 'Winter in Majorca': 
 “A seamless interweaving of words and music … a performance of unmistakeable distinction” Guardian
 “One of the most enchanting evenings I have spent in the theatre” Salisbury Journal 

Michael Lunts'  website  www.michael-lunts.co.uk        Chateau du Trichot at www.chateau-rentals.com     Orchestre du Centre Philharmonique at www.ocp-verteuil.com