SILENT COMEDY GALA with Stephen Mangan

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SILENT COMEDY GALA with Stephen Mangan

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A spectacular big-screen classic comedy gala perfect for film and comedy fans of all ages.

Step inside Bristol’s spectacular Cathedral for a very special triple-bill of silent comedy classics on the big screen, accompanied by live music.

Join us for an evening of live music and classic onscreen comedies in an event showcasing your all-time favourite comedy stars. Your host for the evening will be the hugely gifted actor, comedian, presenter and writer, Stephen Mangan, who achieved fame through TV roles in Green Wing, Episodes, Dirk Gently and The Split (among others) and has subsequently also written a best-selling children’s book, Escape The Rooms.

Stephen is a huge Buster Keaton and Laurel & Hardy fan, and he can't wait to introduce Buster to new audiences at Slapstick Festival’s 17th annual Silent Comedy Gala.

The highlight of the evening is a complete screening of Buster Keaton’s last great film, the outstanding comedy masterpiece The Cameraman (1928), the film famously features several of the most celebrated sequences in cinema history.

Slapstick is always proud to present world-class live musical accompaniments for its silent comedy screenings, from solo piano improvisations to full orchestral scores and this year we have an exceptional line up of talent.

At our “Slapstick at the Cathedral” the hugely talented multi-instrumentalist Stephen Horne is stepping in with an ensemble of exceptional musical talent to replace the previously advertised musical accompaniment.

Günter A. Buchwald, Frank Bockius and Romano Todesco will not be performing as the European Silent Screen Virtuosi due to covid related complications. In addition we are delighted to welcome back the super talented pianist John Sweeney .

Plus short comedies from the timeless Laurel & Hardy and thrill picture legend Harold Lloyd. This truly will be a thrill-packed evening - and one not to be missed!

Book early to avoid disappointment and get the best view in the house!

“A Bristol Institution” Bristol Post.

This event is part of the Slapstick Festival running 25th - 30th January to see our full programme please click here. Slapstick Festival

If you have any accessibility queries/needs please do not hesitate to contact Jacqui@slapstick.org.uk

The Silent Comedy Gala will be held in accordance with the latest government guidance on Covid -19.

You can book safely in the knowledge that should the event have to be cancelled by Slapstick Festival due to changes in the guidance for Covid -19 you will receive a full refund from Eventbrite including the booking fee.

Please note: As part of the new updated regulations from Thursday 27th January 2022, we will no longer be asking for proof of COVID-19 status as part of our COVID-19 measures at this time, we do however recommend you that you perform a lateral flow test before attending the event.

We will still be asking that everyone unless under 12, medically exempt, or while eating and drinking to kindly wear a mask.


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Buster Keaton


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Laurel & Hardy

Harold LLoyd


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Stephen Horne


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John Sweeney .


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