Gordon Peters
Presents
 
     
Gordon Peters actor and entertainer
Flanders and Swann
 
DAVID CARTER
".Has been into music all his life. Played for most star names in the business and was Danny La Rue's MD for a number of years. Also MD for numerous pantos and musicals.

David is THE DAVID CARTER SOUND on all Gordon's CDs.
 
Flanders and Swann
Who these days would pay to watch a West End musical that had no scenery, two grey curtains as a backdrop and a cast that admitted to hiring their suits from Moss Bros? In the 1950s one of the biggest hit shows consisted of two men in dinner suits, a piano and an audience singing along with the chorus of a song about an hippopotamus. Flanders and Swann were an unusual act. Michael Flanders was bearded and confined to a wheelchair, whereas Donald Swann, at the piano, had a boyish intellectual look and was referred to by his partner as 'an all round egghead'. Although their material was humorous neither considered themselves comedians. Flanders thought himself a writer of comic songs and Swann said of him that he was "at once a poet, an actor and a master of a very curious skill - spontaneous improvisation". They performed all over the world, and Swann translated much of their material into foreign languages. Irrespective of the host country, they were always met with enthusiasm while singing about things that were particularly British - like the weather, trains, workmen and snobbery.
 
GORDON AND DAVID RELIVE THOSE DAYS ADDING THEIR OWN INIMITABLE INTERPRETATION OF THE SONGS
PLUS AMUSING ANECDOTES.

“an evening of pure pleasure-had the audience in fits of laughter”

Kings Lynn News


“sounding uncannily like the original this show was near perfection”
Encore
Magazine
   
 
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