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Arthur Smith Sings Leonard Cohen, Again

A critical and word-of-mouth hit at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013, Arthur Smith Sings Leonard Cohen, Again is a love letter to his mother with reflections on life, death, dementia and Leonard Cohen along the way.

It is 14 years since Arthur Smith Sings Leonard Cohen, a melodicomic extravaganza which was also broadcast on Radio 4. In this entirely new show, Smith returns to his hero. His reflections on dementia, enthusiasm, comedy and death are marinated in Cohen's music in a performance that is personal and poignant, yet packed with big laughs. Smith's rendition of the songs is hugely enhanced by his backing trio, The Smithereens: Kirsty Newton, Carrie Marx and Ali Day. The show's director/ script adviser is Kevin Day.

The producer for Radio 4 is Alison Vernon-Smith.

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57 minutes

Last on

Mon 17 Feb 2014 23:00