"The only show in town that can satisfy lovers of classical music and stand-up comedy alike." San Francisco Chronicle
"A Master of the keyboard." The Times
"As funny as any, wittier than most, and, uniquely, a concert pianist of international stature... He stands alone, in a class of his own." The BBC Arts Review
A runaway success in the West End, at successive Edinburgh Festivals, at the Melbourne Comedy Festival and right across the USA, David Scheel's DON'T SHOOT ME, I'M ONLY THE PIANO PLAYER is a hilarious send-up of classical music, which has established the Australian pianist as the successor to the legendary Victor Borge. David performs beautiful music and musical fun in so many accents/voices that he has been compared to Robin Williams and Peter Ustinov.
Join us to hear a familiar tune played in the styles of the old masters (plus an i-Pod); two famous pieces played simultaneously - one with the right hand, one with the left, plus his "translation" of the lyrics of Waltzing Matilda, already a comedy classic.
David Scheel is a true Australian success story. So much so that he is regarded internationally as one of the finest solo musical comedy performers in the world. Born in Adelaide, David first tasted success in England, starring in the famous satirical News Revue in London's West End. He then turned to devising solo shows, and the result was DON'T SHOOT ME, I"M ONLY THE PIANO PLAYER. An instant hit, sell-out London performances were followed by three consecutive Edinburgh Festivals, and the critical acclaim that goes with them. Not surprisingly, David soon found himself a regular on British TV and radio, in addition to touring widely to some 30 countries.