Barry Humphries, one of Australia's most famous theatrical exports of all time, is now 84 - and still very much both at it and with it, trying out new theatrical frontiers and partnerships. Dame Edna Everage, a character he first created over 60 years ago, is now a comedy icon: a self-styled Melbourne housewife turned superstar who hilariously skewed celebrity culture and then became a star in her own right, both of multiple West End runs and a brilliant TV talk show.
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Barry Humphries - Silent Comedy Spectacular Tickets
Step inside the iconic London Palladium to be enthralled and entertained by your all-time favourite big-screen comedy stars from yesteryear, accompanied by a live orchestra. A trio of silent comedies from comedy giants Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin and Laurel & Hardy, will be presented by multi-award winning, critically acclaimed performer, writer and silent comedy aficionado, Barry Humphries.
Experience the thrill of Buster Keaton’s most famous – and most dangerous – stunt, the house fall, in the outstanding comedy masterpiece STEAMBOAT BILL JR (1927). Presented on a vast HD screen, the movie will be accompanied live by The Bristol Ensemble, who will perform the London premiere of a new score composed and conducted by maestro Carl Davis.
Plus you’ll have the chance to enjoy short comedies from Laurel & Hardy and Charlie Chaplin, all with outstanding live musical accompaniment. Barry’s special guests include comedy legend and national treasure Barry Cryer with his partner in musical comedy crime Ronnie Golden, along with showbiz legend, the inimitable Bernie Clifton.
This promises to be a unique and hilarious night to remember. “If you’ve a shred of a sense of humour – this‘ll be one of the high points of the year” – Sir Michael Palin.