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Slapstick Festival of Silent Comedy 2019, Bristol
Fans of the silent screen should head to Bristol this January and February for Slapstick Festival 2019, a celebration of silent and vintage screen comedy.
Now in its 15th year, the initial Slapstick was held in Bristol in 2005. The festival will include screenings, talks and celebrity guest events, as well as new musical scores to silent classics.
Slapstick Festival Highlights
There are more than 30 events spread across the festival, including the reunion of comedy duo Little and Large at the Bristol Old Vic on 18 January for An Audience With Little and Large: A Larger Than Life Story. Also appearing at the festival are Richard Herring, Tim Vine and Sally Phillips, who will discuss the career of Louise Brooks as well as introducing It’s the Old Army Gang. There will be a special screening of Harold Lloyd’s For Heaven’s Sake at Bristol Cathedral.
Other films screened include Chaplin’s: A King In New York and Modern Times, Buster Keaton’s Battling Butler, Laurel & Hardy’s Way Out West and Max Linder’s Les Deux Timides.
Goodies’ trio Graeme Garden, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Bill Oddie will be united to chat about the good old days, and there will be a viewing of the Inbetweeners Movie, as well as a discussion on the success of the series. And with the original Dad’s Army movie, a discussion on the lost heroes of comedy and Tony Hancock featuring, at least in spirit, the festival promises to be a side-splitting success.
When is Slapstick 2019
16 to 20 January, and 10 February, 2019
Where is Slapstick 2019
Bristol Cathedral, Bristol Hippodrome, Bristol Old Vic, Watershed.
Tickets for Slapstick Festival
Tickets can be purchased for the events at www.slapstick.org.uk
Slapstick Festival Line Up
For full details of the festival line-up, as well as ticket prices, visit www.slapstick.org.uk
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