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Wit & Mirth


Wit & Mirth

Bar 50

Within SafeStay Edinburgh Hostel, 50 Blackfriars Street
Upstairs: AUG 2-10, 12-17, 19-23 at 22:15 (50 min) - Free

Wit & Mirth

In 1698 Thomas d’Urfey published the smash-hit book of comic songs “Wit & Mirth”. David William Hughes sings some of them, some of his own, and some of yours which he’ll make up for you.

Thomas d’Urfey’s “Wit & Mith, or Pills to Purge Melancholy” was first published in 1698 and was so popular that it sold out every printing, and was eventually expanded to a six-volume set. This show presents the best of d’Urfey’s marvellously funny songs, newly written songs inspired by them, and freshly improvised songs based on suggestions from you, the audience.

‘A hoot, a bawdy entertainment, and a display of consummate musicianship which brings tears to the eyes both of laughter and sadness’ **** ScotsGay.

‘Hilarious’ **** FringeGuru,

‘A witty gem’ **** MusicalTalk

‘Accomplished musicality and bawdy ribaldry’ **** The730Review

**** Adelaide Advertiser

News and Reviews for this Show

August 4, 2019    The Mumble

Later on the same day that Mark ‘Divine’ Calvert was reviewing David William Hughes’ Elizabethan, I went to see his second Fringe show at the Free Fringe Bar 50 venue. David is British, but teaches music in Boston, USA. An Egon Spengler of the showbiz world, we enter a cocktail lounge of musical archeology, delving into the seventeenth century & elsewhere for classy little nuggets of song. Luckily its beer-o-clock, & David has a knack of getting the crowd singing & clapping along, & its all jolly good fun... Click Here For Review

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