Flanders & Swann Drop another Hat

- October 3rd, 2016

August 14, 2016 @ 2:30 pm – 11:59 pm
The Platform
Old Station Buildings, Marine Road Central
Morecambe LA4 4DB

In this revival, theatres are once again packed as Bernstein and Stevens recreate the wit, social comment and musical dexterity of the original shows. The audience is transported back to the era of intimate revues as performed in such West End locations as the Comedy Theatre, the Ambassador’s Theatre and the Fortune Theatre, home of Flanders and Swann’s original ‘Hat’ revues.

Michael Bernstein, who plays Flanders to Colin Stevens’s Swann, studied Drama and Education at the Royal Academy of Music. After a thirty-five year career in teaching, which he describes as “exhilarating”, Michael took early retirement and became free to pursue his first love – acting. He has directed and performed principal rôles at numerous venues including the Mermaid, Cambridge and Drury Lane theatres. He has narrated several pieces for Orchestra and Narrator, and has performed Poetry and Jazz with John Dankworth and Cleo Laine. It was while playing Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof in Tring, Hertfordshire, that he met Colin Stevens, who was Musical Director for the show.

Colin Stevens is an accomplished pianist, organist and conductor. He was Organist and Choirmaster at Tring Parish Church for twelve years and, since 1970, has been Conductor and Musical Director of Tring Choral Society – a thriving amateur choir of some 80 singers which gives three major concerts each year. In the theatre Colin has spent most of his time in ‘The Pit’, on piano. He has accompanied countless performances, ranging from Cabaret, Music Hall and Operetta to Grand Opera, and has been Musical Director for a number of shows, including Fiddler On The Roof, My Fair Lady and Side By Side By Sondheim.
£14 advance, £12 concession, £6 child
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