Saturday 12th September
Tickets £13 (Concessions £11)
Doors open 7pm – 7.30pm start
A little slice of cinematic history is revealed in this charming one-act play.
Actor Jeffrey Holland, (Hi-de-Hi, You Rang M’Lord), has achieved a long-held desire to pay tribute to his hero Stan Laurel. Jeffrey, who was cast as Rene for the 25th anniversary stage tour of ‘Allo ‘Allo, now becomes Laurel in …and this is my friend Mr Laurel.
Co-written with Gail Louw he plays the English half of the legendary Laurel and Hardy in this intriguing, funny and often poignant tale of friendship, love and dedication. It brings an added dimension to the duo who are regarded as being one of the most successful comedy double acts of the silver screen in the heyday of black and white films.
This one-man show is set in the bedroom of a sick Oliver Hardy whom Laurel is visiting, aware that his long-time friend is dying and that the partnership that endured for so long is coming to an end. However, this is no morbid or melancholy occasion, as the couple reflect on the many happy years spent together making the films that provided – and still do provide – enjoyment for millions of people.
Given a four-star rating by The Stage: ‘spellbinding and magically, timelessly funny.’ this is a must-see play for anyone who wants to discover the bonds that help create the legendary Laurel and Hardy.
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Tickets for this event are available from Waterstones, High Street, Kettering, by post from Becky at St Andrew’s Church (cheques made payable to “PCC of St Andrew’s Kettering”) to St Andrew’s Vicarage, Lindsay Street, Kettering NN16 8RG