Round The Horne: The 50th Anniversary Tour
Apollo Theatre Company presents Round The Horne: The 50th Anniversary Tour, by Barry Took and Marty Feldman, at the Museum of Comedy from 18 January to 12 March 2016, with an official opening on 19 January 2016.
The comedy sketch show is directed and compiled by Tim Astley, using material from the original 1960s radio broadcasts. It includes movie spoofs and regular characters such as Rambling Sid Rumpo, Charles and Fiona, J. Peasemold Gruntfuttock, and Julian and Sandy.
Tim Astley explained why he wanted to mount the show: "As someone who has been a fan of Round the Horne since I was about 12 years old, I thought it was only right that its 50th anniversary be celebrated, and what better way to do that than to be able to transport fans back to the original recordings and recreate the anarchic atmosphere that made the programme such fun to listen to."
The production toured the country last year and the original radio shows are still being broadcast regularly on BBC Radio 4 Extra.