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Stand-up tribute to Victor Borge





A hilarious new look at the legendary entertainer by the world's only conductor/comedian

Acclaimed British comedian and musician Rainer Hersch comes to The Corn Exchange on Thursday (7.45pm) with a new version of his comedy hit Rainer Hersch's Victor Borge - a hilarious tribute to one of the world's greatest comedy entertainers by the world's only conductor and stand-up comedian.

Victor Borge was a brilliant pianist, virtuoso comedian and, at one point, the highest paid entertainer on the planet. His top-rating TV shows were loved by audiences throughout the English-speaking world, as were his live performances, and he is still in the Guinness Book of Records for having the longest running one-man show on Broadway.

Borge was a pianist who made a huge a career out of never quite getting round to playing the piano, and in place of the serious music-making stood the brilliant and erudite comedy which made his name. He carried on touring the world until well into his 80s and was even scheduled for one final big tour at the time of his death in December 2000.

The Great Dane's hilarious act has been re-imagined for the 21st century by his natural successor, Rainer Hersch, himself a brilliant pianist, who turned to comedy 16 years ago. Hersch plays the roles of both Borge and himself as he tells the stories of both men with charm and wit. He is joined by a pianist for Borge's famous duet rendition of the Liszt 2nd Hungarian Rhapsody.

Tickets, priced £14 (£12 concession) are available from the Corn Exchange box office on (01635) 522733.



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