Laurel & Hardy: Bacon Grabbers (1929) Live At Slapstick Festival With Marcus Brigstocke

In January 2019 the Slapstick gala moved to The Hippodrome for the first year ever, where it was hosted by satirist and comedian Marcus Brigstocke.

Coming as the gala did hot on the heels of the release of Stan & Ollie (2018), the film starring Steve Coogan and John C Reilly, we knew when we were programming it that a classic Laurel & Hardy silent would have to feature. We chose their 1929 two-reeler Bacon Grabbers and commissioned a score from Martin Pring of Bristol Ensemble.

As part of our Laughter in Lockdown series from the Slapstick archive, we now present the archive recording of the world premiere of Martin’s score, along with some audience laughter to boot!

This release represents the first opportunity for people who were not in the audience on the night to hear it!

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