It’s been over half a century since Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy died. There is good reason why they are the best-loved comedy duo of all time. They were the pioneers of modern comedy and their movies have delighted generation after generation for almost 100 years. This is a highly-regarded and popular play about the lives of Arthur Stanley Jefferson (Stan) and Norvell Hardy (Ollie). The show will guide you through their early lives, their steady rise to international stardom, the decline of their movie careers and their phoenix-like revival on the stages of Europe. It details their commitment to their work, the appreciation of their fans, the love of their wives and – most enduringly – their unerring devotion to each other. A beautifully engaging, highly amusing, completely accurate and affectionate show telling their true story. Prepare to laugh your socks off before finally having your heart broken.
‘HATS OFF TO LAUREL AND HARDY’ is the third production from professional Guildford-based theatre company Lucky Dog Theatre Productions. It has been on national tour since September 2013 and was performed in Hollywood in July 2014. This accurate and moving account of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy’s lives and careers has made various world-renowned Laurel & Hardy experts state it is the closest portrayals to the actual people they have ever seen. Hats Off to Laurel & Hardy has received many five-star reviews, as well as an Outstanding Show award from Fringe Review and the Best Performance award at Birmingham Fest 2015. The show comes complete with some recreations of their finest film moments played both on screen and stage (sometimes at the same time) along with some singing and questionable dancing. A must see for all ages, don’t miss it!
★★★★★ 'Outstanding' - FringeReview ★★★★★ 'The next best thing to meeting the comedy duo in person...Don't miss this rare treat' – Love Fringe ★★★★★ 'Do not miss the experience of a lifetime' – Remote Goat ★★★★ 'So accurate it was like watching the original pair in action' - FringeReview ★★★★ 'A convincing production, and one to see' – Fringe Guru ★★★★ 'Funny, insightful and charming' - Reading Post