Mull Theatre “Laurel & Hardy”
Touring to 26 venues, this production forms a worthy tribute to a great Scot, the late Tom McGrath.
His 1976 popular hit sees him at his most playful creating a touching portrait of the famous double act. Two instantly recognisable characters: Stan's crying face and his explosive hair…Ollie's long-suffering camera look and his tie-twiddle …and, of course, the iconic bowler hats. Emerging from vaudeville, music hall and early silent comedies, Laurel and Hardy formed an enduring partnership, crafting their films with love and attention – and clearly having fun. Audiences shared that fun and that love, and continue to do so even now, 75 years after their heyday. Laurel & Hardy lifts the bowler hats of two charming and witty men to take a look at their lives and loves and offers a fascinating insight into their off-screen relationship and personal heartaches. With some of their finest comedy routines, musical numbers, dance and slapstick, the charm and wit of Stan and Ollie are reborn in this warm and affectionate look at the most successful and prolific comedy team in screen history. Tom McGrath, one of Scotland's foremost playwrights, died in 2009. This production is a tribute to Tom and a celebration of life, love and friendship.