Anarchic comedian Rik Mayall to visit the Falmouth Bookseller
COMEDIAN Rik Mayall is to visit The Falmouth Bookseller on April 3 to meet fans and sign copies of his new CD, The Last Hurrah.
The Last Hurrah was co-written by Mayall, Dominic Vince and Falmouth resident Craig Green. In The Last Hurrah Mayall plays a sherry-guzzling, prawn-eating, misanthropic, immortal, *******ly snowman. Called Elton.
Ron Johns, managing director of The Falmouth Bookseller, said: "Rik Mayall at Falmouth Bookseller will be the highlight of the year - we just can't wait!"
The Last Hurrah is a six-part, full-cast, strange and ghastly audio comedy. The action takes place within the mysterious confines of The Last Hurrah, the last true gentleman's club, hidden for centuries beneath an ordinary London side street. Throughout history, Elton the immortal Snowman has observed the best and worst of humanity from over his pint of sherry. Currently, he makes do with the dubious company of Mr Bonjour Hellfire (played by David Dutton), a luckless, disgraced ventriloquist from the Blackpool Old School.
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Craig Green said: "It's wonderful to see Rik here in Falmouth, scaring the locals. I may be slightly biased, but I strongly suspect that Elton the Snowman is one of Rik's finest characters to date."
Mayall added: "Writing and performing Elton was a joy. He is such an unspeakable character. Yet for all his terrible behaviour, and despite his knack for doing well out of wars and human catastrophes, Elton has a very British charm and elegance, he's just gorgeous. The Last Hurrah, to me, speaks so much about the feeling of a magnificent, fetid, rotting Britishness; gloriously carrying on regardless in its secret self-contained world. I adore the fact that as a club member, Elton has knocked back drinks with Picasso, Beethoven, Wilde, Ivan the Terrible, Vlad the Impaler, Hitler – all the greats. I look forward to pitching up in Craig Green's back yard and meeting the good people of Falmouth."
Mayall will be at the Falmouth Bookseller on Wednesday, April 3, between noon and 2pm.
Visit www.falmouth-bookseller.co.uk for further details.
The Last Hurrah is available now at www.thelasthurrah.co.uk