The Rutles are coming to the Borough Theatre Abergavenny as part of their ‘Major Happy Tour 2018’ on Monday 14 May at 7:30pm.
Widely known as the “Pre-Fab Four”, the band have also been called a “Beatles parody group”, a charge which has been strenuously denied.
The Rutles were originally formed as a spoof by Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band songwriter Neil Innes and Monty Python’s Eric Idle for a sketch in the cult TV show ‘Rutland Weekend Television’.
The Rutles went on to star in the film ‘All You Need Is Cash (The Rutles)’, which also featured cameos from George Harrison, John Belushi, Dan Ackroyd, Mick Jagger, Paul Simon, and Bill Murray.
Among The Rutles best-known songs are ‘I Must Be In Love’, ‘Cheese And Onions’, ‘Piggy in the Middle’, and ‘With A Girl Like You’.
In a press release written by Innes, it is revealed that his alter-ego Ron Nasty and drummer John Halsey (known as Barrington Womble – or Barry Wom, for short) will be the two original members of the group taking part in the shows. They wil be joined by Rutling Ken Thornton, Phil Jackson and Jay Goodrich.
- Tickets are available from the theatre’s box office 01873 850805 and website boroughtheatreabergavenny.co.uk