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Slapstick Festival

Laurel & Hardy: Last Dance of The Cuckoos

With Marcus Brigstoke, Andy Hollingworth & Matt Holt

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Laurel and Hardy in back and white, Hardy tickling Laurel's head

Comedian, actor, broadcaster and writer Marcus Brigstocke introduces the South-West premiere of this truly charming film, celebrating the legacy of one of cinema’s most iconic duos.

Follow the journey of Stan Laurel’s touring hat from Stan’s birthplace in Cumbria to the County Cork harbour town which gave Laurel & Hardy such a joyous welcome in September 1953. Both went on to recall it as the greatest day of their lives.

The film will be followed by a screening of a Stan & Ollie short and a discussion with photographer Andy Hollingworth and Matt Holt, the film’s director and cinematographer.

Presented by Slapstick Festival

Format: Reserved seating

Ages: Suitable for all ages


Performance times

Doors: 17:30
Start: 18:00
Finish: 19:30

Approx event running time 90mins.

All timings are approximate and subject to change.

“In the words of Billy Gilbert, ‘Very Lovely…’ Terrific, actually!”

Richard W.Bann

About Lantern Hall

Bristol’s home of dazzling new music

The venue

Lantern Hall

at Bristol Beacon

Getting to the venue

Location: Lantern Hall is located within Bristol Beacon. Head to Level 1 and follow signs to find the auditorium.

Address: Bristol Beacon, Trenchard Street, Bristol, BS1 5AR


Bicycle racks can be found in front of the main entrance on Trenchard Street, Colston Street, and on the city centre promenade. Find your nearest cycle routes using Cycle Planner.

Car parking

Trenchard Street multi-storey car park is 200m away, directly behind Bristol Beacon.

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Most bus services stop in and around the city centre promenade, 250m from Bristol Beacon.

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Spaces for wheelchair users are available within the first 10 rows on the flat floor of the Hall.

Assistance Dogs

Assistance dogs and emotional support animals are allowed in the performance space. Seats in rows AA-J on the flat floor are most suitable. If you prefer, you can leave your animal with a member of staff during the performance.

Hearing Facility

A Sennheiser MobileConnect assistive listening system is installed in the venue. Download the free App and use your own mobile device and headphones to listen to the performance. (Devices are available on request.)

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