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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.

Archive listings for Rainer Hersch

Work type: Comedy.

The Rainer Hersch Orkestra: Roll Over Beethoven - T1895863587

Music at it's Funniest! Rainer takes to the road accompanied by the most magnificent comic device ever seen - his very own 9-piece Orkestra of madcap virtuosos. Expect an evening of stand-up comedy and great music from the 1812 Overture by way of Bolero, TV themes, film music and much, much more. Yes, it's a concert Jim but not as you know it
3 Dec 20Haymarket Theatre, Basingstoke :: V764
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15 Nov 20Palace Theatre, Westcliff-on-Sea :: V43
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1 Nov 20Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne :: V665
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8 Nov 18Acorn Arts Centre, Penzance :: V1747286290
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RainerHersch's Classic Comedy Orchestra - T2042202255

From Beethoven's Fifth Symphony to Tom and Jerry, nothing is safe. These two special try-out nights are preparatory to concerts at the Royal Festival Hall.
15 Feb 13 to 16 Feb 13The Hen and Chickens Theatre, Inner London :: V234
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Rainer Hersch's Victor Borge - T158708600

Victor Borge was a brilliant pianist, virtuoso comedian and once voted "the funniest man in the world" by The New York Times. During the 1960s he became the highest paid entertainer on the planet, loved by audiences worldwide. In the London premiere of this one-man show, his extraordinary life is retold and his hilarious act re-imagined for the 21st century by his natural successor, Rainer Hersch.Presented byMasterpiece Entertainment (in association with Jermyn Street Theatre).
6 Mar 12 to 31 Mar 12Jermyn Street Theatre, Inner London :: V207
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Being Victor Borge - T902030352

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.
18 Jun 11Buxton Opera House, Buxton :: V424
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25 Feb 11Malvern Theatres, Malvern :: V01718852442
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9 Feb 11Rose Theatre Kingston, Kingston :: V051452426
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21 Nov 07The Rondo, Bath :: V855
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15 Nov 07 to 16 Nov 07Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford :: V702
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23 Oct 07Buxton Opera House, Buxton :: V424
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26 Jul 05Buxton Opera House, Buxton :: V424
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16 Jul 05Malvern Theatres, Malvern :: V01718852442
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14 Jul 05Belgrade Theatre, Coventry :: V153
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2 Jul 05Theatre Royal, Norwich :: V72
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25 Jun 05Trinity Theatre and Arts Centre, Tunbridge Wells :: V691
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22 Jun 05Civic Theatre, Chelmsford :: V32
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6 Jun 05Gala Theatre, Durham :: V0146218420
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7 May 05Swindon Arts Centre, Swindon :: V927
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Classic Comedy Orchestra - T962750913

From the William Tell Overture to Land of Hope and Glory, nothing will be safe during the comic musical night out. Rainer hosts the evening alongside his eight fellow musicians who have made the show a hit at the Edinburgh Festival and in theatres across Europe. An acclaimed comedian and musician, Rainer Hersch’s Classic Comedy Orchestra is a symphony of stand-up comedy with musical arrangements which create a classical concert by the world’s only combined conductor and stand-up comedian.
25 May 11Perth Theatre, Perth :: V637
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11 Mar 11Pavilion Theatre, Worthing :: V726
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All Classical Music Explained - T1814000711

13 Feb 06Swindon Arts Centre, Swindon :: V927
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Borge Again! - T412668370

One of the true hits of this year's Edinburgh Festival, Rainer Hersch returns with his brand new tribute to the great Victor Borge, before taking the show to the West End.
5 Nov 04Kenton Theatre, Henley-On-Thames :: V797
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Instruments of Mass Destruction - T01852411155

In his brand new show, Rainer Hersch, the brilliant stand-up and musician, arms himself with a piano, a slide show and a hundred musical examples to prove the connection between Beethoven and The Bomb.
28 Sep 04The Ambassadors Theatre, West End :: V382
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29 May 04Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead :: V1294444431
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Club Mozart - T368116088

17 Oct 03Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury :: V673
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10 Sep 02mac birmingham - Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham :: V146
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Bach to Basics - T01580546073

27 Dec 00 to 30 Dec 00Southbank Centre, West End :: V423
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17 Nov 00The Quay at Sudbury, Sudbury :: V86
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12 Nov 00Live Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne :: V567
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11 Nov 00Firestation Arts & Culture, Windsor :: V740
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10 Nov 00Bridgwater Arts Centre, Bridgwater :: V921
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3 Nov 00Swindon Arts Centre, Swindon :: V927
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21 Oct 00The Old Laundry Theatre, Bowness-on-Windermere :: V191
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21 Oct 00The Old Laundry Theatre, Bowness-on-Windermere :: V191
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20 Oct 00Old Town Hall Arts Centre, Hemel Hempstead :: V45
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Brahms and Liszt - T452322889

18 Nov 00Blackfriars Arts Centre, Boston :: V440
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Performer Rainer Hersch. Company National Chamber Orchestra of Wales. Music Brahms. Music Liszt.
22 Jul 00Dylan Thomas Theatre, Swansea :: V830
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Other listings

7 Feb 03Wyeside Arts Centre, Builth Wells :: V850
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4 Nov 00Camberley Theatre (previously Artslink), Camberley :: V698
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4 Jul 00Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham :: V90
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23 Oct 99Assembly Rooms, Derby :: V427
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12 Feb 99Castle Theatre, Wellingborough :: V465
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12 Feb 99Castle Theatre, Wellingborough :: V465
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20 Sep 98Queen's Theatre, Barnstaple :: V883
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