Idle calls What About Dick? “a nice hybrid... It’s got elements of a musical – we have songs – and it’s got elements of a play, but it’s not a play that you have to take completely seriously because it’s a sort of send-up. It has bits of stand-up and improv and these hilarious actors playing multiple roles and doing impersonations. I was laughing so hard there were tears running down my cheek.”
Described by Idle as “Oscar Wilde on acid, or like Downton Abbey, only even funnier,” Dick? begins with the birth of a sex toy invented in Shagistan in 1898, tells the story of the decline of the British Empire as seen through the eyes of a Piano, as well as the story of young Dick, his two cousins and their dipsomaniac Aunt Maggie, who all live together in Kensington in a large, rambling, Edwardian novel. There’s Reverend Whoopsie, a private Dick, the incomprehensible Scottish Inspector McGuffin and the case of the Houndsditch Mutilator. What else do you need to know for six bucks?
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About Eric Idle
Eric Idle is an English comedian, actor, author, singer, and song writer. Idle is best known for being a member of the British comedy group Monty Python, in which he both wrote and starred in the television series and subsequent films, as well as having composed and performed many of the Pythons' most famous comic pieces. Idle is the creator, writer and director of The Rutles, an affectionate parody of The Beatles, which was made famous on Saturday Night Live, as well as for writing the Tony-award winning play, Spamalot. As an acclaimed writer, Idle has penned several books including Hello Sailor, The Greedy Bastard Diary, The Road to Mars, The Rutland Dirty Weekend Book, the play, Pass the Butler, and the oratorio, Not The Messiah (He’s a Very Naughty Boy.) Become an Idle fan on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/EricIdle, follow him on Twitter https://twitter.com/ericidle and check out his blog http://www.ericidle.com/blog/.