Slapstick Silent Film Festival Comedy Gala 2016 - Charlie Chaplin The Kid

Comedy Gala at Colston Hall

Slapstick Festival’s annual celebration of silent comedy returns to Colston Hall for a 12th year, beginning with a special triple bill. Charlie Chaplin’s first feature film, THE KID (1921) is rightly considered a cinematic masterpiece. This is a UK premiere of Chaplin’s own score performed live by a 15-piece orchestra – the Bristol Ensemble.   The evening also features two other classic clowns: Charley Chase, and that great master of the stone-face, Buster Keaton, in their own silent mini-masterpieces.   With a special guest host to be announced*, and other surprises, there’s no better way to brighten up those gloomy January nights. Book early to avoid disappointment!   *Previous hosts include: Victoria Wood, Chris Addison and Griff Rhys Jones.