Bristol’s 12th Slapstick Festival will take place on
21st – 24th January 2016 with more than 20 events over four days.
Full programme announced on this site in early October.
Silent 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.
*Previous hosts include: Victoria Wood, Chris Addison and Griff Rhys Jones.