Learn to Play the Ukulele in Under an Hour (How George Formby Saved My Life)

written by Sam Brown & Donal Coonan with Sally Phillips

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A 55 minute pluck-fest specifically designed to get an audience giddy with four-stringed delight. Sam and Donal will teach an audience how to play the ukulele, and maybe relieve their personal blues as well.

Each audience member will pick up their ukuleles (provided during the show) and learn four chords, a handful of songs (with the assistance of the Uke-Karauke machine), and how this little instrument is the new Prozac.

Along the way, they'll find out just how George Formby arrived on the scene to save Sam's life - and, although he's still a little fragile, Donal's too.

'Remarkable - well-observed, brilliantly executed and, most importantly very, very funny.' BBC Online

'A late night slot on Channel 4 can't be far off.'
Q Magazine on Donal Coonan's thisisaknife


Gilded Balloon (Venue 14)

31 July - 24 August
(not 13 August) 5.45pm

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0131 668 1633
0131 226 0000

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