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Slapstick: Scherzo
Jim Marshall Auditorium


performed by Släpstick
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After demolishing more than their fair share of theater and festival stages, Släpstick are turning their mischievous attentions to the grand concert halls of Europe and beyond! Scherzö: a clown-esque concerto for the ages, in which a seemingly highbrow evening of classical repertoire glissandos into a bacchanal of comical mishaps and absurdity. 

Neither foppy-wigged composers nor their magnum opus is safe from this buffoonery. Behold a marble bust of Beethoven come alive and challenge his fellow sculptures to a yodeling battle-royale! Clutch your breast as Schubert’s Erlkönig laments his dying son while prancing on a trampoline! 

Gasp in amazement as the ghost of George Gershwin accompanies a flotilla of rolling instruments - an entire symphony orchestra played by only five musicians and an inflatable conductor! It's Chaplin meets Tchaikovsky, Buster versus Bernstein, and Groucho Marx does Mozart, all rolled up into one raucous oeuvre that deftly mocks the "pomp" in Pomp and Circumstance. 

Släpstick presents Scherzö: an evening of classical music as you’ve never experienced before. Don’t call it a come Bach, it sure ain't no symphony, and it’s SO not a sonata! Scherzö!

Suitable for ages 8+

Running time 90 minutes with no interval

Reviews for the show  *****

Amazing is an understatement.” ***** One4Review

A whirlwind of musical antics, each more hilarious than the last.”

“The true genius of the performance lies in Släpstick’s ability to weave humour seamlessly into their musical prowess.”

“Släpstick creates an immersive musical universe where hilarity and artistry coexist.”

“This is classical music not as we know it, but as we should experience it.”  ***** Threeweeks

“Five musicians, a plethora of instruments and a wealth of silliness make for a fabulous hour’s entertainment.”

“Both the musicality and the clowning are of the highest order, with impeccable comic and sonic timing.”

FEST ***

“Eccentric and energetic European clowning for those with a nerdy love of classical music.”

Ticket fee information

All ticket prices on this website are published inclusive of booking fees. For tickets up to and including £10, a fee of £1 per ticket will be charged. For tickets between £10.01 and £15, a fee of £1.50 per ticket will be charged. For tickets between £15.01 and £25, a fee of £2.50 per ticket will be charged. For tickets over £25, a fee of £3.50 per ticket will be charged. For tickets over £35, a fee of £4.50 per ticket will be charged.Should an event be cancelled, or rescheduled to a new date that you cannot attend, The Stables will refund the ticket price portion of the amount originally paid only.

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