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Alistair McGowan – Introductions to Classical Piano

Tuesday 23rd April 2019 8:00pm

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April 23, 2019 8:00pm

Alistair McGowan – Introductions to Classical Piano

Tickets £18.00

Princess Alexandra Auditorium


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After the success of ‘The Piano Album’ (released through Sony  Classical) and his first tour in 2018,  Alistair  McGowan  is back with this hugely-popular show which  brings  together  all  his  talents.  Along with some classical piano pieces from his  album, Alistair will  also play a variety of short pieces pieces  from  Glass to Chopin,  from Grieg to Debussy, from John Field to Bill Evans.  Join Alistair as he talks a little about the history of  each  piece,  each  composer  and  the problems and benefits of starting to learn the piano at the age of 49.  Expect a lot of  beautiful  music  (with  the  odd  mistake!) and  more than a  sprinkling  of  his  trademark  impressions.  


Credit:  Sony  Music

Photograph:  Christopher  Dunlop

Alistair McGowan is an impressionist, stand-up comedian, actor, writer and, latterly, pianist.  His TV credits includeThe Big Impression, Bleak House, Live At The Apolloand he was one of the voices and writers of the new hit comedy show, The Week That Wasn’t(Sky One). As an actor, he has appeared in the West End inPygmalion, Cabaret, The MikadoandLittle Shop of Horrors (for which he was Olivier-nominated). He devised and performedSincerely Noel(a musical tribute to Noel Coward) and, in 2016,Erik Satie’s-faction, a one-man play in which he portrayed Erik Satie and played several of his piano pieces. He has also written Radio 4 plays (and fronted Radio 4 documentaries) about Satie and John Field.



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