A new play written and performed by Mike Hatchard
Highly Recommended – Fringe Review
**** Fringe Guru
Mike Hatchard performs the story of Bernard Halfpen – the almost invisible pianist at the Luton Skyport Hotel. As he plays his anodyne melodies, he reveals a dark past, and how he might have been a great concert pianist had fate not had other plans.
The original score reflects how Bernard overcomes an illogical fear of numbers, untimely seductions, too much education, a dabble into alcoholism, and an entirely understandable inability to cope with the pressure of piano competitions.
Always musically compelling, frequently amusing, but often deeply serious and tender.
The Cocktail Pianist is a one-man play premiered at the Brighton Festival 2017 to rave reviews.
Purchase from the Stables Theatre website.
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Tickets £10 & £8 (students)