Thornbury Theatregoers: Laurel & Hardy
Watermill Theatre, Newbury, leaving from outside Gillingstool School, Thornbury
The most successful double-act on the big screen, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy kept the world entertained with their slapstick, songs, pratfalls and most of all, their wit and boundless charm. They influenced future generations of comedians but, like any partnership there were squabbles as well as successes along the way.
From Vaudeville, through silent movies to the talkies, their moving and madcap life stories unfold. Standby for another fine mess of tears, smiles and the odd custard pie.