Dragos & Friends ‘A Comedy and Music Spectacular!’

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Multi-talented Romanian comedian and actor Dragos Mostenescu will be bringing his new show to the Piano in Smithfield for a residency, starting on Thursday 30th May. The show is a blend of musical comedy and stand-up, freestyling seamlessly from one act to another with the guests stepping out of their comfort zone and do what they don’t normally do. Sometimes musicians dare to tell jokes and comedians attempt to sing and the results can be unexpectedly bonkers or surprising!

Born in Romania during the communist era, Dragos developed a deep appreciation for Western European entertainment, which inspired his journey into the world of comedy and acting. Dragos dedicated his 30s to crafting several successful sitcoms and comedy series for the country’s leading TV networks. His groundbreaking work on ‘The Block of Flats’ earned him widespread acclaim, with the series winning the prestigious Best Sitcom award in 2002 and achieving remarkable viewership figures comparable to major sporting events.

In 2017, Dragos embarked on a new chapter of his career by relocating to the U.K. to pursue his dream of creating comedy and music for a broader international audience. His stage musical comedy show, All Aboard!’, premiered at the Leicester Square Theatre and enjoyed a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe, where it was lauded as a “Highly Recommended show” by The Fringe Review.

Dragos’s talent extends beyond comedy, as evidenced by his notable appearances in acclaimed television series such as “THE POWER” on Amazon Prime, and “RAIN DOGS,” a BBC/HBO production, in which he brought to life the character of Konstantin, the mischievous owner of a peep show in Soho..

A passionate musician, Dragos showcases his skills on the piano and guitar, blending music with comedy to create a unique and captivating artistic fusion. Guided by the philosophy that “Age is just a number, Dragos remains steadfast in his belief that unwavering dedication to one’s passions is the true path to success. With his infectious energy, comedic prowess, and boundless creativity he continues to leave an indelible mark on the world of entertainment.

GUESTS:

12th July

Emili Cairns – finalist Musical Comedy Awards 2023 & accordion player

Andy Zapp – musician/comedian, from straight stand-up to clownery, buffoonery, excellent harmonica player

VENUE:            PIANO SMITHFIELD, 14 Long Ln, Barbican, London EC1A 9PN

DOORS:           7PM SHOW 8PM

SHOW RUNS: 2 HOURS INCLUDING 15 MINUTE BREAK

TICKET LINK:  is.gd/75Zl7w

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