… And This is My Friend Mr. Laurel

Jeffrey Holland (Hi-de-Hi, You Rang M’Lord) stars in this one-man show about friendship, memories and a couple of remarkable lives.

Wednesday 10 July : 7.30pm

Thursday 11 July : 7.30pm

Tickets : £15

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Produced by : KPS Productions & The Finishing Touch Company
Written by: Gail Louw & Jeffrey Holland

Fulfilling a long held desire to pay tribute to his hero Stan Laurel, Jeffrey Holland tells this intriguing, funny and often poignant tale of friendship, love and dedication about one of Hollywood’s great film comedians. Jeffrey stars in this one-man show about friendship, memories and a couple of remarkable lives. Set in the bedroom of a sick Oliver Hardy the show takes place during Laurel’s visit to the dying man. Recounting their past success as the comedy double act Laurel and Hardy, this is a humorous and touching look at one of the great cinematic partnerships of the last century.

Jeffrey Holland PhotographJeffrey Holland has become a well-known face in some of the UK’s most iconic television shows including Dixon of Dock Green, Are You Being Served, Crossroads, Dad’s Army and It Ain’t Half Hot Mum. His breakthrough role was as Spike Dixon, the camp comic at the Maplin’s Holiday Camp, in Hi-de-Hi! in which he appeared with Paul Shane and Su Pollard. He was also a regular performer in Russ Abbot’s Madhouse before going on to appear once again with Paul Shane and Su Pollard in You Rang, M’Lord? and Oh, Doctor Beeching! – two hugely popular sitcoms which were also penned by David Croft and Jimmy Perry, the writers of Hi-de-Hi!

55 minutes, interval, then post-show Q&A
Spellbinding and magically, timelessly funny
★★★★ The Stage
Incredibly insightful and poignant, thanks to a controlled and powerful central performance
★★★★ The Public Reviews
Holland’s lifelong dream of playing Stan Laurel is sensitively realised in this one-man show
★★★★ Edinburgh Evening News
an impressive, nuanced performance, perfectly capturing the doddering reminiscences of an actor past his prime.
★★★★ Three Weeks
This touching one-man show does a lot to display the deep affection and loyalty the two men felt for each other
★★★★ BroadwayBaby.com