Funny Valentine – A Musical Antidote to St Valentine’s Day will take to the stage at Diss Corn Hall on Thursday, February 14, at 7.30pm.

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What is this thing called love? Terence Blacker and Derek Hewitson provide some surprising and occasionally hilarious musical answers with a show that puts the fun back into romance.

Following Taboo-Be-Do!, their highly successful history of politically incorrect songs which was the basis of a BBC Radio 4 series, Blacker and Hewitson delve into a century of songs, of old love, new love, false love and, just occasionally, true love.

Featuring the witty lyrics and much-loved songs made famous by artists from Noel Coward and Fats Waller to Tom Lehrer and Randy Newman – plus original material from Blacker himself – Funny Valentine offers an evening of romance and great music with a comic twist for people for whom moonlight and roses are not quite enough.

Terence Blacker and Derek Hewitson have played at many festivals, including the Hay-on-Wye Literary Festival and Aldeburgh Literary Festival, and at the King’s Head Theatre in Islington, London.

A CD of Blacker’s songs, Lovely Little Games, was released in 2012. He is also a successful author and newspaper columnist. His latest novel for teenagers, The Twyning, is published this month by Head of Zeus.

Tickets £8. Box Office: Diss Corn Hall, St Nicholas’ Street, call 01379 652241 or visit