by Chris Addison, and showcasing Buster Keaton’s comic masterpiece SEVEN CHANCES (1925)

Colston Hall

23rd January 2015 7.30pm

£25-£10 (including booking fees)


Slapstick Festival’s annual laugh out loud, must attend, sell out, Silent Comedy Gala returns! Hosted by stand-up comedian, writer, director and actor Chris Addison, and featuring Buster Keaton’s break-through film: SEVEN CHANCES (1925) headlining a host of activities, including big screen showings of Charlie Chaplin’s satirical masterpiece THE IMMIGRANT (1917), and a classic tit-for-tat caper BIG BUSINESS (1929) starring Laurel & Hardy accompanied by “Rock God”Rick Wakeman!

A sensational hit with audiences at the time SEVEN CHANCES is still cited in the ‘must see’list! Buster, discovering he stands to inherit his grandfather’s fortune providing he 7pm today, ventures out to find a bride with all his trademark sight gags, and one of cinemas most memorable sequences; where the ever-daring Buster attempts to dodge an avalanche of rocks AND a mob of would be brides!

Accompanied by live music from The European Silent Screen Virtuosi and the Bristol Ensemble who will be performing the world premiere of Günter A. Buchwald’s specially
commissioned film score for SEVEN CHANCES, and more!

The Slapstick 2015 gala promises to be a night to remember!

More Slapstick events announced soon!