With his stories, rare songs, and playing of traditional English instruments such as the guitar, accordion and walnut shells, Sid Kipper will have you laughing so much that you might for a while, forget a ver important maxim....there's many a true world spoken in jest!
Archive :: production:T0601264682, comedy:S0390836018, venue:V74
A Kipper Country Christmas
For your delight Sid Kipper, icon and iconoclast, pulls out the plums of his Yuletide repertoire, sticks bits of holly on them, drenches them in brandy and sets them ablaze. By their light he looks back at rural winters when snowflakes glistened, frosty winds made moan, and it really was deep and crisp and even. "It was cold, but fair. Well, even the rich couldn't light a fire with a little boy up their chimney, could they?" Present times are not ignored and the show has tips for those new to rural life, culled from Sid's recent Channel 4 podcast series 'The Kipper Country Code'. This is sprinkled over seasonal songs, stories, rhymes and reason, with the odd musical instrument and - this being Christmas - nuts. "Nuts are very important at Christmas - along with stockings, crackers, breast, legs and stuffing. Without them mother wouldn't know what to talk about." Along the way Carol is sung, Belle's told, and Sherry is trifled with. There's turkey talked, pies minced, and sausages rolled. In short, Yule is comprehensively logged in a thoroughly entertaining fashion.