The show is a purely musical and de-constructed look into the works of brother and sister super-group, Richard and Karen Carpenter, known to the world as simply “Carpenters”.
They were the biggest-selling group of the 70s. No fewer than ten of their singles went on to become million-sellers, and by 2005 combined worldwide sales of albums and singles well exceeded 100 million units. Yet the Carpenters were much more than creators of beautifully crafted and hugely successful hit records.
Within the space of just a few years their unique and inimitable sound had brought a new dimension to the world of popular music
The show is a purely musical and de-constructed look into the works of brother and sister super-group, Richard and Karen Carpenter, known to the world as simply “Carpenters” (without the “the”)
Amongst the songs featured are Close To You, I Won’t Last A Day Without You, Top Of The World, Only Yesterday, Rainy Days And Mondays and We’ve Only Just Begun. As well as their famous re-arrangements of other artists music such as Ticket To Ride, Please Mr Postman, Solitaire, I’ll Never Fall In Love Again and many more.
The show, which ran to packed houses last year is back for a short season and features Heritage Theatre stalwart Marion Loudon and Melanie Roberts. They are ably backed by Dawn Selby (musical director), Barry Thomson on guitar, Glen Turrell on bass and Andy Turrell on drums, pedal steel and anything else he can get his hands on.
If you’re a Carpenters fan this one is not to be missed.
The show runs from 11 to 23 January. Tickets are R 165 Tuesday dinner and Sunday lunch and R190 Wednesday to Saturday including a two course meal. There are three promotional “low price previews” on 11,12 and 13 January when the two course meal and show will be R 150 p.p.
For more information or to book call 031 765 4197 or www.heritagetheatre.co.za