In April 2010 Auckland's Town Hall hosted a concert featuring the Topp Twins and the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra. In this excerpt, a glammed up Camp Mother (Lynda Topp) plays the fastest spoons in Aotearoa, while accompanying the players on the famous William Tell Overture. She's assisted by Camp Leader (Jools Topp) who has swapped cymbals for hub caps but is having trouble nailing her cues. The concert was filmed for a Qantas Award-winning TV special hosted by "self-appointed ambassadors of the arts" Prue and Dilly — who Topp Twins fans may find familiar..
We're the last of a dying breed. Nowadays, it's all stand-up, but when we were growing up you had Billy T James, Lynn of Tawa, Fred Dagg. People loved them. They recognised their own community, because these characters were as Kiwi as you could get. They saw their cousins, their uncles and aunties, the farmer up the road...– Jools Topp on the Topp Twins' "old-fashioned" style of entertainment, Stuff, 24 August 2019
Made with funding from NZ On Air
William Tell Overture composed by Gioachino Rossini, as part of opera William Tell