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Richard Carpenter Is Close To You

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19th October 2018

Harrogate Studio Theatre

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2018

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 1/2 Edinburgh Cultural 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

'You'll either love it or hate it' Daily Mail 

Ticket Prices and Information

Recommended age 12+

Full Price £12.00

This an unreserved event. 

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Venue Information

Harrogate Studio Theatre
Box office
01423 502116
Oxford Street,
Show Dates and times

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Friday, 19 October 2018