Arthur Smith (& The Smithereens) - sings Leonard Cohen - The Extended Mix
Arthur Smith sings Leonard Cohen volume 2 was a huge hit at the Edinburgh Fringe and then at venues around Britain and Ireland. It returns now lengthened, deepened, with extra laughs and the addition of 4 more Cohen songs (including 'the most miserable song ever written').
The show reflects on despair, decline and dementia yet succeeds in being hilarious, joyous and life-affirming. Smith, playwright, grumpy old man, 'Radio 4's bit of rough' and stand-up comic, is enhanced by the fabulous Smithereens, a trio of unbeatably melodious and glamourous singer/musicians to produce an evening you will never forget.
"This bittersweet blend of stand-up and song made me laugh (a lot) and cry (a bit) a triumph." **** Times
"The Smithereens, Smith's sensational troupe of backing singers, [are] Ethereal, playful and beguiling." **** Fest
"Smith's reflections on dementia, enthusiasm, comedy and death are carefully bundled with Cohen's wry melancholia." - Sunday Times
"Thoroughly entertaining." **** Three Weeks
"Smith ruminates on love, family, ageing, death and the poetic ability of Spock from Star Trek. magical." - Big Issue
"A delight of a show." **** List
"Get tickets fast." **** Broadwaybaby.com
"Arthur Smith's your man a comic sage." ***** Mail On Sunday
"A comical and musical triumph." **** Independent
**** Financial Times
Running Time: 100mins including an interval. Age Recommendation: 16+
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Bath Cricket Club (View)
North Parade Bridge Road
Bath BA2 4EX