Laurel & Hardy Trailer

 

Applauded by audiences and critics around the world, this hugely successful play is touching, funny and often  surprising.  It tells the fascinating, behind the silver screen story of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy – the most successful movie double-act. As they recall their lives, the memories are interwoven with some of their best-loved sketches and songs in a high energy, continent-crossing journey.

Laurel and Hardy had an extraordinary influence of some of the world’s greatest comedians. They kept the world entertained with their slapstick, songs, pratfalls and most of all, their wit and boundless charm. But, like any partnership, there were squabbles as well as successes along the way. The Hollywood studio system, the girlfriends and wives, the theatre managers and unscrupulous producers are all conjured up at breakneck speed. From Vaudeville, through silent movies and the talkies, their moving and madcap life stories unfold. Standby for another fine mess of tears, smiles and the odd custard pie.

The Cast

Paul Bigley (Stan Laurel) was last seen at The Watermill in Love On The Tracks and most recently in The 39 Steps in the West End.

Gavin Spokes (Oliver Hardy) took over the lead role in the National Theatre’s production of One Man, Two Guvnors in the West End.

Pianist Richard Sisson is a noted composer whose work includes The History Boys. He was also a consultant on Last Choir Standing for BBC 1.

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