Perfectly put together piece of work which I am delighted to see finding it's way onto Itunes. Deriving this level of humour from such a simple idea from the source is fascinating and to back it with the slightly unsettling cello, which is beautifully played, make this a unique piece deserving of much praise. Sublime.
I remember hearing this on BBC7 a few years ago and recorded it - so I didn't have to suffer the crazy price demanded here. As the previous reviwer has indicated, this is a new slant on the original poem, set against a haunting cello score. Stewart Lee's telling of the sinister underbelly of this children's fantasy is faultless. The timing, the intonation (at times deadpan and flat) only enhance the alternative reality presented. Have a wry smile.
what an amazing piece of work
a much needed antidote to all the rubbish on TV and Chris Moyles!!
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