Arthur Smith Sings Leonard Cohen Again
Arthur Smith shares a love letter to his mother with reflections on life, death, dementia and Leonard Cohen along the way.
14 years after his melodi-comic extravaganza ‘Arthur Smith Sings Leonard Cohen’, Arthur returns once again to his hero. His reflections on dementia, enthusiasm, comedy and death are marinated in Cohen’s music in a performance that’s both personal and poignant, yet packed with big laughs.
Arthur’s rendition of the songs is hugely enhanced by his backing trio, The Smithereens: Kirsty Newton, Carrie Marx and Ali Day.
A critical and word-of-mouth hit at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013.
The show’s director/ script adviser is Kevin Day.
Producer for the BBC: Alison Vernon-Smith
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.