2 Pianos 4 Hands

  • Date:
    Friday, October 1, 1999
    Review by:
    Donna Birkwood

    2 Pianos 4 Hands
    Comedy Theatre
    (7th Oct 99 to 5th Dec 99)

    Not the most enticing show title but don't let that put you off!! This is a funny, slick and stylish show. These two very talented Canadians play numerous roles to demonstrate the various characters throughout their lives whilst learning and playing the piano...I agree that sounds a bit dull, but when they portray petulant 5 year olds and nutty nuns it all comes together beautifully!!! The encores, with their piano skills used to the limit, are truly wonderful.

    The popular press had this to say: BENEDICT NIGHTINGALE of THE TIMES says, "Jeremy Sams's production isn't only amusing and pleasing to the ear. There's sadness here too." PATRICK MARMION of TIME OUT says, "It is 90 minutes of good-natured, classical music-based cabaret." And goes on on to say, "Wholesome family entertainment throughout." NICK CURTIS of THE EVENING STANDARD says," Don't get me wrong. This is likeable enough stuff....But what passes for sharp wit among the keyboard cognoscenti sounded distinctly flat to me. THE DAILY MAIL says, "Jeremy Sam's production is a rare jewel of real entertainment." PETER HEPPLE of THE STAGE says, " Playing more than 20 characters between them, including themselves as children, parents, teachers an examiners, Dykstra and Greenblatt are sharp and amusing..."

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