DYNAMITE duo Frisky And Mannish will be bringing a night of twisted pop cabaret to the Lawrence Batley Theatre.
They are the creation of Laura Corcoran (Frisky) and Matthew Jones (Mannish) who met while studying literature degrees at Oxford University and claim to have found each other in “the ethnic-scarf-wearing, Pinter-spouting, cider drinking Thespian community.”
Their first touring show, Frisky and Mannish’s School of Pop was a collection of elementary teachings in pop analysis.
The College Years is their second tour, a more advanced thesis on collision theory which has further cemented their position as leading academic experts in pop.
It received 11 five star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2010.
The tour follows international performances at the Sydney Opera House and Melbourne Comedy Festival and a show stopping West-End debut.
Frisky And Mannish apply their academic style to every major pop icon from the past 30 years, ignore the inherited assumptions, and discover the underlying meaning, often far removed from the one universally accepted.
Audiences can expect an intellectual examination of the great artistic works that have shaped the cultural landscape of modern music. They will be covering Peter Andre, Florence and the Machine, Busted and Brandy and Monica.
It is a challenge to describe exactly what it is they do as, in F&M’s own words “it’s popmusicy-sericomic-mashparodic-stereophonic-loud-vaudevillian-sketchcabaret-throwbackcurrent-oldfangled-newfashioned-bapsbotty-infotainment.’’ Or to some it up, they mess around with pop songs and audiences worldwide love it.
Since starting their second tour, they have performed on BBC Radio 1’s Breakfast Show and become YouTube sensations with many of their clips receiving between 40 and 50 thousand views.
Frisky and Mannish will be at the LBT for one night only on Friday, May 20, at 8pm.
Tickets are £10 / concessions £8.