Friday 11 October 2024

Laurel and Hardy at Home

West Midlands Police Museum, The Lock-up, Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham B4 6BJ
Tel: 0121 609 1700
Tickets: £10

Laurel and Hardy: Helpmates

Three film classics starring the greatest double-act of all time, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, which find the duo involved in all manner of domestic mayhem.

Brats (1930) - With their wives away, Laurel and Hardy are enjoying a game of draughts. But how can they concentrate when their respective offspring, Little Stanley and Little Ollie, are at play? Featuring a double-role for the Boys.

Come Clean (1931) - Mr and Mrs Hardy are readying for a quiet romantic evening in, until their peace is rudely interrupted by the arrival of uninvited guests: Mr and Mrs Laurel. Who wants ice cream?

Helpmates (1932) - When Ollie's house is trashed after a wild party, can the hapless duo get everything cleaned up before Mrs Hardy returns home from her vacation at noon?

Introduced by John Ullah, Grand Sheik of The Laughing Gravy Tent (the Birmingham branch of the Laurel and Hardy Appreciation Society), and author of This Is More Than I Can Stand, the biography of Laurel and Hardy co-star Charlie Hall, who was born in Ward End, Birmingham.

A Birmingham Comedy Festival presentation in association with The Laughing Gravy Tent, Birmingham.