F&S Down Under
Tim FitzHigham and Duncan Walsh Atkins present their F&S extravaganza
At the Drop of a Hippopotamus at the Adelaide Fringe.
15th February - 17th March 2013
Comedian Tim FitzHigham and BBC Radio 4's Duncan Walsh Atkins return to bring back the mud, madeira and mayhem of Michael Flanders OBE and Donald Swann. The show features an all new selection of tracks - great fun for music lovers of all ages!
For tickets visit the Adelaide Fringe website.
Gerard Hoffnung play on Radio 4
On Monday 28th September 2010 Radio 4 transmitted a play about Gerard Hoffnung to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his death, called HOFFNUNG: DRAWN TO MUSIC.
The director was Lissa Evans and it had a stellar cast with Matt Lucas as Gerard, Gina McKee as Annetta Hoffnung, Stephen Boswell as Donald Swann, Jon Glover as John Amis and Roy Plomley, Nicholas Jones as Malcolm Arnold and Hugh Bonneville and Felicity Montacu as a Pooterish drummer and his wife. Apparently the recording session finished early and the cast spent the last 20 minutes trying to play the bottles for Donald's Surprise Symphony.
On 25th & 26th June 2009 the Oxford C.S. Lewis Society & The Donald Swann Estate presented:
PERELANDRA the Opera
Music by Donald Swann & Libretto by David Marsh
The opera was written in collaboration with C.S. Lewis between 1960 and 1964. The sale of the film rights shortly after Lewis' death, however, placed a long-term embargo on its performance. The opera has now had its long-awaited second premiere, performed in its original, three-act version as a 'theatrical oratorio'.
F&S CD Box Set from EMI.
HAT-TRICK: Flanders & Swann Collector's Edition EMI 5078012 / 509995078019
Packaged in a clamshell box, containing a 36-page booklet with track by track annotation and a 28-page lyrics booklet, illustrated. 3 CDs in jewel boxes and a fourth in a pouchette.
Details on F&S CD PAGE