Neil Brand presents Stan and Ollie
Saturday, October 22, 2022 - 7:45 pm

After the national success of his long-running show NEIL BRAND PRESENTS BUSTER KEATON, the composer/writer/broadcaster/musician returns with an all-new show about the immortal comedy duo so recently portrayed in the hit film Stan and Ollie.

We are delighted that Neil Brand is returning to Parbold with a new show about Laurel and Hardy. Neil, known not only as a master of silent film accompaniment but as a composer, writer and broadcaster, will present the touching story of the world’s greatest comedy team - from their earliest days on opposite sides of the Atlantic, to their individual comedy films, and on to their silent masterpieces before the arrival of sound.

Fully illustrated with stills, clips (both silent and sound) and Neil’s superlative piano accompaniment, the show will culminate in two of Laurel and Hardy’s best silent short films, Big Business and Liberty. This is an evening 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 when it needs it most.

“Arguably the country’s greatest silent movie score composer”
Mark Kermode, Scala Radio