START THE NEW YEAR WITH A SLAP-STICK SILENT COMEDY GALA – 25th January 2013
Laugh out loud at the Slapstick Festival’s silent comedy gala at Colston Hall as three silent film masterpieces are showcased, including the UK premiere of a restored copy George Melies pioneering ‘A Trip to the Moon’. The hilarious evening taking place on 25 January 2013 will be hosted by special guest, stand-up comedian Dara O’Briain, who will introduce films from Harold Lloyd and Buster Keaton.
This evening is a sure way to wash away those January blues and tickets are on sale now. The line up includes Harold Lloyd’s comedy classic, ‘Kid Brother’ said to be Lloyd’s finest feature film, an intelligent combination of comedy, romance and drama. This will be followed by Buster Keaton’s ‘The Goat’ a silent comedy classic where havoc arises when Buster is mistaken for infamous criminal Dead Shot Dan.
The evening finishes with the exciting newly restored print of Georges Melies’ ‘A Trip to the Moon’. The narration to Melies’ beautiful creation is read by actor Paul McGann with Stephen Horne at the grand piano, considered to be one of the leading silent film accompanists.
The show starts at 7:30pm and tickets can be bought via the Colston Hall website and with prices starting from £8.50 for under 12’s, £17 for concessions and £20 full price, people are encouraged to book early to avoid disappointment.