History Theatre / BeyondTheFringe

13th May '16 2:26:59 AM AgProv
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Stage revue show written by and (originally) starring two Cambridge grads, Peter Cook and Jonathan Miller and two Oxford grads, Creator/DudleyMoore and Creator/AlanBennett. Debuted at the Edinburgh Festival in the Summer of 1960 and later enjoyed long runs in the West End and Broadway. Considered the ''[[Music/TheBeachBoys Pet Sounds]]'' to the Creator/MontyPython's ''[[Music/TheBeatles Sgt. Pepper]]'' (interestingly a [[{{Sampling}} sample]] from a recording of the show was used on the Sgt. Pepper album) and the emergence of the modern British Comedy movement of the [[TheSixties 1960s]].

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Stage revue show written by and (originally) starring two Cambridge grads, Peter Cook Creator/PeterCook and Jonathan Miller and two Oxford grads, Creator/DudleyMoore and Creator/AlanBennett. Debuted at the Edinburgh Festival in the Summer of 1960 and later enjoyed long runs in the West End and Broadway. Considered the ''[[Music/TheBeachBoys Pet Sounds]]'' to the Creator/MontyPython's ''[[Music/TheBeatles Sgt. Pepper]]'' (interestingly a [[{{Sampling}} sample]] from a recording of the show was used on the Sgt. Pepper album) and the emergence of the modern British Comedy movement of the [[TheSixties 1960s]].
1st May '16 11:45:25 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* CutSong: Quite a few sketches were tried out and dropped in the pre-West End test runs. Some of them were taped and can be found on the ''Cambridge Arts Centre'' CD.
18th May '15 1:57:12 AM PaulA
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Stage revue show written by and (originally) starring two Cambridge grads, Peter Cook and Jonathan Miller and two Oxford grads, Creator/DudleyMoore and Alan Bennett. Debuted at the Edinburgh Festival in the Summer of 1960 and later enjoyed long runs in the West End and Broadway. Considered the [[TheBeachBoys Pet Sounds]] to the Creator/MontyPython's [[Music/TheBeatles Sgt. Pepper]] (interestingly a [[{{Sampling}} sample]] from a recording of the show was used on the Sgt. Pepper album) and the emergence of the modern BritishComedy movement of the [[TheSixties 1960s]].

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Stage revue show written by and (originally) starring two Cambridge grads, Peter Cook and Jonathan Miller and two Oxford grads, Creator/DudleyMoore and Alan Bennett.Creator/AlanBennett. Debuted at the Edinburgh Festival in the Summer of 1960 and later enjoyed long runs in the West End and Broadway. Considered the [[TheBeachBoys ''[[Music/TheBeachBoys Pet Sounds]] Sounds]]'' to the Creator/MontyPython's [[Music/TheBeatles ''[[Music/TheBeatles Sgt. Pepper]] Pepper]]'' (interestingly a [[{{Sampling}} sample]] from a recording of the show was used on the Sgt. Pepper album) and the emergence of the modern BritishComedy British Comedy movement of the [[TheSixties 1960s]].
17th Mar '15 3:07:55 AM Q4
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* DreamCrushingHandicap: Played for laughs (of course) in the "One Leg Too Few" sketch with the one-legged man auditioning for the role of Tarzan.
7th Mar '15 2:34:38 AM SeptimusHeap
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* SorryBillyButYouJustDontHaveLegs: The actor auditioning for the role of {{Tarzan}} in "One Leg Too Few".
4th Jan '14 2:33:56 PM Prfnoff
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Stage revue show written by and (originally) starring two Cambridge grads, Peter Cook and Jonathan Miller and two Oxford grads, Dudley Moore and Alan Bennett. Debuted at the Edinburgh Festival in the Summer of 1960 and later enjoyed long runs in the West End and Broadway. Considered the [[TheBeachBoys Pet Sounds]] to the Creator/MontyPython's [[Music/TheBeatles Sgt. Pepper]] (interestingly a [[{{Sampling}} sample]] from a recording of the show was used on the Sgt. Pepper album) and the emergence of the modern BritishComedy movement of the [[TheSixties 1960s]].

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Stage revue show written by and (originally) starring two Cambridge grads, Peter Cook and Jonathan Miller and two Oxford grads, Dudley Moore Creator/DudleyMoore and Alan Bennett. Debuted at the Edinburgh Festival in the Summer of 1960 and later enjoyed long runs in the West End and Broadway. Considered the [[TheBeachBoys Pet Sounds]] to the Creator/MontyPython's [[Music/TheBeatles Sgt. Pepper]] (interestingly a [[{{Sampling}} sample]] from a recording of the show was used on the Sgt. Pepper album) and the emergence of the modern BritishComedy movement of the [[TheSixties 1960s]].
10th Nov '13 5:18:35 PM LongLiveRock
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Stage revue show written by and (originally) starring two Cambridge grads, Peter Cook and Jonathan Miller and two Oxford grads, Dudley Moore and Alan Bennett. Debuted at the Edinburgh Festival in the Summer of 1960 and later enjoyed long runs in the West End and Broadway. Considered the [[TheBeachBoys Pet Sounds]] to the Creator/MontyPython's [[Music/TheBeatles Sgt. Pepper]] (interestingly a [[Sampling sample]] from a recording of the show was used on the Sgt. Pepper album) and the emergence of the modern BritishComedy movement of the [[TheSixties 1960s]].

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Stage revue show written by and (originally) starring two Cambridge grads, Peter Cook and Jonathan Miller and two Oxford grads, Dudley Moore and Alan Bennett. Debuted at the Edinburgh Festival in the Summer of 1960 and later enjoyed long runs in the West End and Broadway. Considered the [[TheBeachBoys Pet Sounds]] to the Creator/MontyPython's [[Music/TheBeatles Sgt. Pepper]] (interestingly a [[Sampling [[{{Sampling}} sample]] from a recording of the show was used on the Sgt. Pepper album) and the emergence of the modern BritishComedy movement of the [[TheSixties 1960s]].
10th Nov '13 5:18:04 PM LongLiveRock
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Stage revue show written by and (originally) starring two Cambridge grads, Peter Cook and Jonathan Miller and two Oxford grads, Dudley Moore and Alan Bennett. Debuted at the Edinburgh Festival in the Summer of 1960 and later enjoyed long runs in the West End and Broadway. Considered the [[TheBeachBoys Pet Sounds]] to the Creator/MontyPython's [[Music/TheBeatles Sgt. Pepper]] and the emergence of the modern BritishComedy movement of the [[TheSixties 1960s]].

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Stage revue show written by and (originally) starring two Cambridge grads, Peter Cook and Jonathan Miller and two Oxford grads, Dudley Moore and Alan Bennett. Debuted at the Edinburgh Festival in the Summer of 1960 and later enjoyed long runs in the West End and Broadway. Considered the [[TheBeachBoys Pet Sounds]] to the Creator/MontyPython's [[Music/TheBeatles Sgt. Pepper]] (interestingly a [[Sampling sample]] from a recording of the show was used on the Sgt. Pepper album) and the emergence of the modern BritishComedy movement of the [[TheSixties 1960s]].
20th May '13 6:48:47 AM Q4
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* SorryBillyButYouJustDontHaveLegs: "One Leg Too Few"

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* SorryBillyButYouJustDontHaveLegs: The actor auditioning for the role of {{Tarzan}} in "One Leg Too Few"Few".
20th May '13 6:47:38 AM Q4
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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: "Die Flabbergast" and "The Weill Song".

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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: "Die Flabbergast" and "The Weill Song".Song", both parody/pastiche songs (of Schubert and Weill respectively) in mock-German.



* CampGay: three of them in "Bollard".

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* CampGay: "Bollard" features three of them in "Bollard".them, having a discussion before adopting butch personas for a cigarette advertisement.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: They got the parody of Prime Minister Harold MacMillan past the censor by simply not naming him in the script. Once Peter Cook put on the voice, everybody got it.

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: They got the parody of Prime Minister Harold MacMillan [=MacMillan=] past the censor by simply not naming him in the script. Once Peter Cook put on the voice, everybody got it.



* MusicalPastiche: Dudley Moore's solos.

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* MusicalPastiche: All of Dudley Moore's solos.piano solos are this, the targets being Schubert, Benjamin Britten, Beethoven and (in the 1964 update) Kurt Weill.



* OverlyLongGag: the coda of Dudley Moore's piano solo "And The Same To You" is a classic example. Peter Cook's "Sitting on the Bench" monologue sometimes got into this too: "Oh look, a lump of coal!".

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* OverlyLongGag: the coda of Dudley Moore's piano solo "And The Same To You" (basically, the "Colonel Bogey March" is the style of Beethoven, with EndingFatigue played for laughs) is a classic example. Peter Cook's "Sitting on the Bench" monologue sometimes got into this too: "Oh look, a lump of coal!".



* RuleOfThree: "Put the kettle on, love..."

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* RuleOfThree: "Put "Aftermyth of War" has Peter Cook's suburban gardener character pop up three times and deliver variations of the kettle on, love..."same speech each time.



* ShoutOutToShakespeare: "So That's The Way You Like It"

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* ShoutOutToShakespeare: "So That's The Way You Like It"It" is a spectacular pastiche of all the most notorious cliches.



* {{Spoonerism}}: "They were rough, toothless... er, tough, ruthless..."
* StiffUpperLip: "Aftermyth of War"

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* {{Spoonerism}}: "They As delivered by Miller's vicar: "The apostles of old were rough, toothless... er, tough, ruthless..."
* StiffUpperLip: "Aftermyth of War"War" parodies the use of this tropes in war films.
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