22nd February - 27th February
Friday 22 February, 7.30pm; Wednesday 27 February, 2pm & 7.30pm
The true story of Hollywood’s greatest comedy double act, Laurel and Hardy, is brought to the big screen for the first time. With their golden era long behind them, the pair embark on a variety hall tour of Britain and Ireland. Despite the pressures of a hectic schedule, and with the support of their wives– a formidable double act in their own right – the inimitable movie icon’s love of performing, as well as for each other, endures as they travel the country. Initially playing to half-empty halls and staying in seedy boarding houses and hotels, with Ollie’s health failing, they secure their place in the hearts of their adoring public and confirm their status as the kings of comedy.
Directed by: Jon S. Baird
Starring: John C. Reilly, Steve Coogan, Shirley Henderson, Danny Huston, Nina Arianda, Rufus Jones