The Georgian Theatre Royal

Richmond, North Yorkshire

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TV star plays Stan Laurel

Posted on 21/09/2015 by Helga Pearson

The relationship between the two stars behind one of the world’s greatest comedy double acts is the subject of a critically acclaimed one-man comedy show on Thursday 8 October at 7.30pm.

Starring Jeffrey Holland (Hi-de-Hi and You Rang M’Lord),  …And this is my friend Mr Laurel is about friendship, memories and a couple of remarkable lives. Set in the bedroom of a sick Oliver Hardy, the show takes place during Laurel’s visit to the dying man.

Recounting their past success as the comedy double act Laurel and Hardy, this is a humorous and touching look at one of the great cinematic partnerships of the last century.

Jeffrey Holland has become a well-known face in some of the UK’s most iconic television shows including Dixon of Dock Green, Are You Being Served, Crossroads, Dad's Army and It Ain't Half Hot Mum. His breakthrough role was as Spike Dixon, the camp comic at the Maplin's Holiday Camp, in Hi-de-Hi! in which he appeared with Paul Shane and Su Pollard. He was also a regular performer in Russ Abbot's Madhouse before going on to appear once again with Paul Shane and Su Pollard in You Rang, M’Lord? and Oh, Doctor Beeching! - two hugely popular sitcoms which were also penned by David Croft and Jimmy Perry, the writers of Hi-de-Hi!

“Spellbinding and magically, timelessly funny.” The Stage

“This touching one-man show does a lot to display the deep affection and loyalty the two men felt for each other.”

“Holland’s lifelong dream of playing Stan Laurel is sensitively realised in this one-man show.” Edinburgh Evening News

“Incredibly insightful and poignant, thanks to a controlled and powerful central performance.” The Public Reviews

Tickets are priced from £7-£20 and can be purchased at the Box Office on 01748 825252 or via the online booking service on this website.

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