Mr Laurel and Mr Hardy 4**** - One4Review
one4review | On 15, Aug 2019
Set in a Manchester Theatre during the 1950s, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy take some time out to look back at their amazing careers .
David Leeson has been treading the boards for over 30 years and he plays Mr Stan Laurel .
Colin Alexander plays Mr Oliver Hardy, he also has a very impressive CV and contributes most of the vocals .
Both screen Idols were established movie actors before they decided to form a partnership in 1927 . Their last movie was in 1950 , and their only television appearance was on “this is your life” 1956 . So true legends of the silver screen. Their remarkable story provides plenty of material for our two man show.
During the performance you will learn many more interesting snippets about their amazing lives and get acquainted with the many interesting characters they encounter along the way.
At the same time you will be entertained by such classic songs as the Cuckoo song and the blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia .
The only thing missing was a bit of slapstick , but I guess you need a lot more props and once you start demolishing pianos its a very different show .
A great hours entertainment, then you will be straight on you tube looking for more Stan and Olly.
Reviewed by Robert
August 12 -13 Greenside theatre Nicholson Square 16:20