Rainer is well known to BBC radio and television audiences for his many appearances - including as a regular guest on Quote....Unquote, Loose Ends and, most recently, winner of a special celebrity edition of Counterpoint. He has appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 13 times and toured the world as a comedian, pianist and conductor. More than just a tribute, Rainer Hersch's Victor Borge is a rollercoaster ride of outstanding comedy and dramatic insight. A hit on four continents, it has been greeted with critical acclaim and sold-out theatres from Montreal to Adelaide.
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Being Victor Borge
Dismantle any pre-conceived ideas you might have about classical music as Rainer makes clapping in the wrong places the order of the day. Whether you are a concert virtuoso or gave up the recorder when you were five, classical music has never been more fun. Victor Borge was a brilliant pianist, virtuoso comedian and, at one point, the highest paid entertainer in the world. Being Victor Borge
is brought to you by the producers of the successful West End musical Jailhouse Rock
, and stars the highly acclaimed comedian Rainer Hersch. Anointed in countless reviews as Borge's comic heir, Hersch ruminates hilariously and lovingly on Borge's extraordinary life and talent, and the influence Borge has had on his own career.