january, 2018

26jan7:30 PM10:30 PMSILENT COMEDY GALA7:30 PM - 10:30 PM Colston Hall

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SILENT COMEDY GALA

Hosted by Tim Vine

with very special guests The Kagools

FRI 26th JAN 1930hrs Colston Hall  £10.50 – £29.50 (premium packages available). 

Bristol’s stand-out annual comedy celebration returns for a fourteenth edition at Colston Hall – a unique celebration of the best onscreen classic silent comedy, live music and guest appearances by living legends of British comedy.

Our host for this year’s gala show is the award-winning punster Tim Vine who introduces an incredible triple-bill of laugh-out-loud comedy classics all accompanied by world-class live music. Tim said: ‘I can’t wait to host the Slapstick Gala. What an absolute treat to see these classic comedy films the way they’re supposed to be seen – on a big screen with live music.’

Buster Keaton’s best-loved and most innovative film Sherlock Jr (1924) joins Charlie Chaplin’s A Dog’s Life (1918) to headline the show with live music.

Sherlock Jr is accompanied by the world premiere of a new, semi-improvised score composed by Guenter A. Buchwald and performed by the renowned European Silent Screen Virtuosi and members of Bristol Ensemble. A Dog’s Life features Chaplin’s own composition for the film and will be performed by a 15-piece Bristol Ensemble conducted by maestro Guenter A. Buchwald.

Plus: Laurel & Hardy’s hilarious comedy short Angora Love (1929) and live performance from innovative, award-winning visual comedy performers The Kagools this looks like being our finest and funniest Gala to date!

Bristol Post writes The Slapstick Gala is “a much loved Bristol Institution”.

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