Rainer Hersch's Victor Borge
Rainer Hersch's Victor Borge - The man, the comedy and the music! With special guests pianist Danny Driver and soprano Laura Ruhí Vidal.
Victor Borge was a brilliant pianist, virtuoso comedian and “the funniest man in the world” (New York Times). In the 1960s he became the world’s highest paid entertainer, loved by audiences around the globe - a career which lasted to his death in the year 2000.
In this award-winning show, his extraordinary life is retold and his hilarious act re-imagined for the 21st century by his natural successor, Rainer Hersch.
A virtuoso comedian in his own right, Rainer has been entertaining audiences with his own brand of musical humour for over twenty years. A total sellout at Edinburgh Fringe Festival and in appearances across three continents, this show is “a tearstreamingly funny tribute” from one great performer to another - a treat for Borge fans and newcomers alike.
At Perth Festival, Rainer Hersch teams up with internationally acclaimed pianist Danny Driver and Spanish soprano Laura Ruhí Vidal to re-ignite the magic of Victor Borge’s classic routines. Don’t miss this “Broadway calibre show” (Montreal Gazette) with musicians of the highest calibre and comedy like no other on the stage today.
“Two great comedians for the price of one ★★★★★” (Metro)
“Victor Borge for a new generation” (Sunday Times)
“Don’t miss this divine comedy” (Daily Mail)
“The most captivating solo performance I have ever seen” (Edmonton Journal, Canada)
Running time approx. 2 hours 15 minutes, including interval.