About this event
Musician, actor, comedian and rock 'n' roll superstar Tim Minchin hosts a Proms first - the Comedy Prom.
Joined by guests including BBC Two Maestro winner Sue Perkins, musical cabaret duo Kit and The Widow, soprano Susan Bullock and rising star British pianist Danny Driver (making his Proms debut), Tim will weave his way through a spectacular evening of comedy, musical fun and surprises.
Also appearing Beardyman, The Boy with Tape on his Face, Doc Brown, and the Mongrels.
Marking the centenary year of Franz Reizenstein, one of the highlights is sure to be his Concerto Populaire, a whistlestop tour through competing favourite piano concertos. The programme offers a fresh, accessible and funny take on the Proms, accompanied on a grand scale by the ever-versatile BBC Concert Orchestra under Andrew Litton (guest conductor) and Jules Buckley (music director).
There will be one interval
Events on Sat 13 Aug 2011
- Proms Saturday Matinee 1: Bennett, Dutilleux & Maconchy
3.00pm – c4.30pm
- Proms Plus Literary: Humour in Literature
5.45pm – c6.30pm
- Prom 40: Comedy Prom
7.30pm – c9.40pm
- Proms Plus Late
9.40pm – c11.00pm