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Stan & Ollie
BUY TICKETS 8pm Saturday 19 October
Location: Hadstock Village Hall, Church Path, Hadstock, CB21 4PH
Doors open: 7.15pm
Steve Coogan and John C Reilly are perfect in this funny and tender tribute to Hollywood’s greatest comedy double act.
Tickets also on sale via: Sarah Lockton, Rosedale Lodge, Walden Road, Hadstock, Cambridge. CB21 4NX. Tel 01223 892987
DIRECTOR Jon S Baird
CAST Steve Coogan, John C Reilly, Shirley Henderson, Nina Arianda
Who were the men behind Hollywood’s greatest comedy double act? Steve Coogan and John C Reilly play Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy in this heart-warming story of what would become their triumphant farewell tour. Several years after their last film and despite the modesty of their bookings at seaside towns and music halls around Britain, their love of performing secures an enduring place in the hearts of the public as they head to their big London finale. A beautifully made film with brilliant performances.
(2018 UK / Canada / USA 95 mins)
Like the comedy greats to whom this winningly warm film pays tribute, Jon S Baird’s affectionate drama balances humour and pathos, laughter and tears. Set in Laurel and Hardy’s twilight years, it’s more melancholy love story than slapstick showbiz reminiscence. Philomena co-writer Jeff Pope’s inventive script (inspired by AJ Marriot’s factual account of Stan and Ollie’s post-war British theatre tours) paints the performers as an odd couple, professionally joined at the hip yet sometimes separated at the heart. Superb headline performances from Steve Coogan and John C Reilly are matched by equally sparkling supporting turns from Nina Arianda and Shirley Henderson as Stan and Ollie’s combative wives, providing what an astute promoter dubs “two double acts for the price of one!” Mark Kermode, Observer
BBFC advice: Contains mild bad language
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