Matthew Floyd Jones

Richard Carpenter is Close to You

Venue: South Street (Directions)

Fri 16 Nov, 20:00

Advisory age: 12+



In a world where rainy days and Mondays collide, one man’s solitary journey to find himself has only just begun…

The piano player from Frisky & Mannish plays the piano player from The Carpenters in a razor-sharp parody play about a life spent playing the piano.

Richard used to be on top of the world, to the left of (and slightly behind) Karen.  Now he's back with a vengeance, only to find out it's not exactly yesterday once more anymore.

DISCLAIMER: This Award-Winning Fringe hit show is not endorsed by the real Richard Carpenter.

Ticket information

£16, £14 concessions & members - become a member


  • "Delightfully on the money... This show's stroke of genius lies in the characterisation of Carpenter... it has the ring of hard truth"

    ★★★★ The Times
  • "A uniquely talented performer... meticulously constructed... the bittersweet comedy narrative is priceless"

    ★★★★ The Stage
  • "This charming story joyfully waves a flag for those forgotten heroes"

    ★★★★ The List

Venue info

South Street

21 South Street, Reading, RG1 4QU

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Contact: Box Office: 0118 960 6060; Administration: 0118 937 3456

Box office is open at South Street Arts Centre on performance days one hour before the show (subject to availability)

Phone lines open Mon-Fri 10am-5pm