The April Fools Day Comedy Concert takes place at the Royal Festival Hall at the Southbank Centre on Monday 1st April 2013. Why not laugh yourself silly with this fabulous comedy, starring the legendary Rainer Hersch with the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. These musical maestros will be performing some hilarious musical numbers that will really get you in the mood for this day of practical jokes.
Rainer Hersch is well-known as a stand-up comedian who enjoys having fun with classical music, he has made a name for himself through his bold interpretations of well-known overtures. Indeed, those who see the April Fools Day Comedy Concert will see him equally matched with the quirky Ukulele orchestra and special guest appearances from comedians Alistair McGowan and Marc-André Hamelin.
The Ukulele Orchestra might sound like an incredibly bizarre group, however this orchestra has performed in some of the most well respected venues in the world, including the New York Carnegie Hall. They have an incredibly versatile style and have numerous TV appearances to their name, and those who see them at the April Fools Day Comedy Concert will be able to enjoy the more humerous side to their music.
This year, you can expect to hear some recognisable tunes, such as Pachelbel's Canon however, they won’t be presented in traditional form. In fact, even Glinka's Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila gets a comic adaptation. The comedy concert is a family friendly show, and kids will love to see Tom and Jerry's The Cat Concerto performed live and on stage, and can sing-a-long to J Strauss II's famous Laughing Song.
This will be a truly amazing and hilarious concert, make sure you pay a visit as you most certainly won’t regret it!