They’ve performed for eight prime ministers, the royal family and accidentally entertained Egyptian arms dealers. Now the satirical cabaret duo formerly known as Kit & The Widow join How To Academy.
A panacea for the tribulations of 2020 – but still with only the vaguest of nods to good taste and propriety — cabaret veterans Kit & McConnel join How To Academy to present up-to-the-minute topical songs and nonsense in an evening of wit, musical silliness, improvisation and absurdity.
Regular panellist on Radio 4’s Just A Minute, screenwriter, Country Life columnist, and opera director Kit Hesketh-Harvey is joined by Emmy Award-winning composer, occasional TV presenter, author and pianist James McConnel.
With sellout shows at theatres, festivals and cabaret venues up and down the country, Kit & McConnel have established themselves as one of Britain’s best-loved cabaret duos. Lovingly de-scribed by their regular tour partner, the late, great Joan Rivers as “The best act… in their price range”, they have performed for eight prime-ministers, all members of the Royal Family, and accidentally entertained Egyptian arms dealers in Sardinia, who understood not a word but who seemed appreciative, nonetheless.
Now How To Academy is delighted to bring Kit & McConnel direct to your devices.
The cabaret performance will be recorded close to transmission for maximum topicality – followed by a live, interactive post-show Q&A session with Kit & James.
This event is a Fane and How To Academy co-production.
Praise for Kit and McConnel:
‘I could barely write for laughing, most of the time’ (Edinburgh Fringe Review)
‘Achingly funny’ (The Times)
‘Comic geniuses at the top of their game’ (Cabaret World)
‘Cabaret Royalty’ (Time Out)
“These two make beautiful musical comedy together.” (London Standard)