Talks & Entertainments

AFTER-DINNER SPEECHES, TALKS & ENTERTAINMENTS

YOU ARE MY HEART’S DELIGHT

An entertainment celebrating the life, laughter and lyrics of HARRY GRAHAM – with Jeremy Child, Shona Lindsay & Stephen Weller. Click here You Are My Heart’s Delight e-flyer for more info and listen to the audio clip. 

Funny You Should Sing That

Songs, parodies and limericks – and a piano

Edinburgh Festival, Manchester Festival, Ludlow Festival, QE2, etc.

One Man on the Bummel

The Life and Works of Jerome K. Jerome (with readings)

  Verse and WORSE

An evening devoted to the art of comic verse and lyrics – plus a few songs 

IT GIVES ME Great Pleasure

Readings of my favourite verse and prose.

 From Crossroads to Ishtar

The highs and lows of a life on stage and screen

 Great Pianists of the Past

A good sound system and CD player needed for this one.

 Recorded rarities

An illustrated talk on some rare historical piano recordings


NARRATION WITH ORCHESTRA OR PIANO

  • Façade Walton
  • Carnival of the Animals Saint-Saëns
    I use my own verses which tell the story of Saint-Saëns and his menagerie. Suitable for all ages.
  • Peter and the Wolf Prokofiev
  • Babar the Little Elephant Poulenc
  • The King of Instruments Albright
    I use my own verses to introduce the instrument. Suitable for all ages.
  • The Mousehole Cat Hughes
  • The Snowman Blake
  • Practical Cats Rawsthorne
  • The Great Gottschalk
    With piano (Philip Martin). An evening of the music and journals of Louis Moreau Gottschalk, America’s first composer.