An Unwasted Evening – The Genius of Tom Lehrer

Cabaret and Variety (musical comedy, musical theatre)

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Enjoy musical satire at its finest: celebrating the mischievous wit of Tom Lehrer, performed by Australian entertainer, singer and pianist, Antony (DrH) Hubmayer. Join the merry journey exploring the life and times of Tom Lehrer, retold through such timeless songs as: Masochism Tango, Vatican Rag, Poisoning Pigeons in the Park and the infamous BBC-banned songs. You’ll be laughing and singing your way through a great night of cabaret entertainment as you experience An Unwasted Evening thanks to the genius of Tom Lehrer and the performing excellence of DrH.

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  • Accessible entry: There is a permanent ramp from the street to the door on a very easy gradient and after that everything including the disabled toilet can be accessed via level access.
  • Wheelchair access type: Permanent Ramp, Level Access

  • Stairs: 2 - 5
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John Samore 46 days ago

Our only regret is that we did not book this superb program until its final performance, so we could not post this review with two weeks to run. Let us hope this talented Aussie returns to the Fringe or our country with his musical and historical gifts, not to mention a creative presentation.
Top drawer show.

Ian Ritchie 47 days ago

Dr H Hubmayer hails from Adelaide and performs a range of songs from the great Tom Lehrer songbook, who (although still alive at 95) is best known for the comic and satirical songs he wrote in the 50s and 60s.
He plays the piano acceptably but he forces a bit too much audience participation for my taste. •••

Barrie Walker 48 days ago

Tom Lehrer's songs are indeed masterpieces. It's a shame Dr H didn't have the courage of his declared convictions and let the music do the talking. His playing and singing was plenty good enough and his Lehrer biographical interludes full of interest. If he hadn't felt the need to "augment" the experience with far too many Eurovision key changes (2 would have been tolerable) and if he could have refrained from the baffling and thoroughly irritating "hmm!?" at the end of most sentences then he could be onto a winner. So, in sum, Antony, if you can take criticism, I would say you have the makings of a good show... but it's not there yet.

Susan 50 days ago

Tom Lehrer's wickedly funny songs brought to life. Very entertaining and superbly performed!

Andrew Milligan 50 days ago

Excellent show. A tour de force. A reminder of why Lehrer is such a talent to those who like him and an introduction to his brilliance for those who don’t. Hubmayer also brings his own charm and talent and who can resist his jaunty apocalyptic singalong to ‘we’ll all go together when we go’?

Debbie Murphy 50 days ago

A sparkling and witty revue of Tom Lehrer's music with trivia and local adaptations. A thoroughly unwasted evening

Suzanne 52 days ago

Polished and professional performance, embellished with details of Tom Lehrer’s satirical musical career. My husband loved revisiting the banned BBC songs of the late 1950s, early 1960s.
A show to be recommended.

Jennifer Watson 55 days ago

Great fun, I'd forgotten just how much I enjoyed Tom Lehrer's stuff and it was performed brilliantly.

Rita 55 days ago

If you love Tom Lehrer, you should see this show. If you've never heard of him, you should probably still see this show. Hubmayer does a great job of bringing these songs to life, adding his own embellishments, without changing the original.

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UK Theatre Web (4/5 stars) 50 days ago

this is a must-see show

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