…and this is my friend Mr Laurel

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.

Mr Laurel webActor 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.

© Michael Wharley Photography 2013This 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.

This is a humorous and touching look at one of the great My-Friend-Mr-Laural-onecinematic partnerships of the last century which explores the friendship and memories of two remarkable lives.

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.

Read our Exclusive Interview with Jeffrey Holland by Pete Austin here…

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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

You may also buy or reserve tickets from Jaime by email at office@ketteringartscentre.com or online at We Got Tickets ( subject to a booking fee).

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8 Responses to …and this is my friend Mr Laurel

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  4. Mark says:

    You should really mention that this was a one-off programme on TV first.

    • batnet says:

      Hi Mark,
      Thanks for your comment. Indeed this is a show previously seen on TV, however as you may know, live events always diverge from recorded events. There’s a brand new setting, the acoustics are tremendous and last but not least it is an exclusive performance for the Kettering Arts Centre and its members.
      There will also be a bar supporting local breweries with astonishingly friendly staff which will make for a totally different affair, in essence it will be a very different show from the one shown on TV, wouldn’t you agree?

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