Bristol’s stand-out annual comedy celebration returns for a lucky thirteenth edition – a unique celebration of the best onscreen classic silent comedy, live music and guest appearances by living legends of British comedy.
The host for this year’s Gala Show is the incomparable impressionist and comedian, Rory Bremner.
The spirit of the twenties and thirties is embodied in a special appearance from, singer, actor and national treasure Roy Hudd who will be making a rare appearance to perform as that ‘cheeky chappie’, music hall star, Max Miller.
As usual, the national comedy treasures of our own time come together in Bristol to pay tribute to the legendary comedians of the past.
Harold Lloyd’s The Freshman (1925) will be shown in full, accompanied by the famous score composed by Carl Davis, with the 25-piece Bristol Ensemble conducted by Guenter A Buchwald. The Finishing Touch (1928) starring Laurel & Hardy will also be shown as well as The High Sign (1921), which will be accompanied by The European Silent Screen Virtuosi.
Slapstick’s Gala writes the Bristol Post, is “a Bristol Institution”. Book early to be sure you are a part of it.
Slapstick festival passes are available for all performances in the festival, The Slapstick Festival runs from Mon 18 – Sun 22 Jan
Slapstick Festival passes are £225 including booking fee.
Silent Comedy passes are £120 including booking fee.
For full line-up information please visit the Slapstick Festival website.
On Wednesday 23 September 2020 Colston Hall changed its name to Bristol Beacon.
Our new name is just the first step, it is about more than the sign above our door. Click below to find out more about how we’re changing, watch our name announcement, and discover how we want everyone to share in the joy of live music.