Taking a comic look at songs - The Worcester Observer

Taking a comic look at songs

Worcester Editorial 10th Sep, 2019   0

A NEW show which explores our rich history of witty wordplay and melodic mirth will take to the stage at the Swan Theatre as GreenMatthews present Witty Ditties: 400 Years of Comic Song

Following on from their acclaimed show A Brief History of Music, Chris Green and Sophie Matthews are modern-day balladeers, specialising in telling stories through song.

GreenMatthews are firm believers in the age-old power of narrative song to delight contemporary audiences.

Taking their cue from ancient troubadour tradition, they are 21st-century wandering players – touring their self-created shows extensively throughout the UK and Europe.

Although their music and tales are rooted in the past, the performance is entirely of the 21st century, immediate and accessible to modern audiences featuring songs by Noël Coward, Tom Lehrer, Flanders and Swann and a host of other lesser known songwriters.

Witty Ditties will take to the stage on Tuesday, September 24 at 7.30pm.

Call the Worcester Live Box Office on 01905 611427 or visit www.worcesterlive.co.uk for more.


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