American Pie

To mark the 40th anniversary of this landmark song by Don McLean, Shortis gave his take on what he reckons those cryptic lyrics mean, as Simpson switched between the songs of Janis Joplin, Buddy Holly, the Stones, Beatles, Dylan, Don himself, and more- with plenty of laughs, and the odd serious moment. Teatro Vivaldi. Fri/Sat Aug 26/27, 7pm. Sun Aug 28, 5.30pm.