Tuesday 23rd January 2024 - 7.30pm, Main Auditorium
Duration: 120 mins
Neil Brand is acclaimed as the leading world expert on silent film and silent comedy, with his original composed music. He has been invited to appear & perform around the world in over 30 countries, appearing at major film festivals & theatres with his wonderful & unique insight into the birth of the early film industry & the geniuses involved.
From their earliest days on opposite sides of the Atlantic in Music Hall and on the stage, to their individual comedy films before they were paired up by Hal Roach, and on to their silent masterpieces before the arrival of sound, Neil will tell the touching story of the world’s greatest comedy team, who could not have been two more different men!
Fully illustrated with stills, clips (both silent and sound) and Neil’s superlative piano accompaniment and culminating in two of the Boys’ best silent short films, Big Business and Liberty, this is a show that promises gales of laughter throughout, as well as getting under the skin of two warm, funny men who continue to make the world laugh.