NEIL BRAND PRESENTS LAUREL & HARDY
Friday 16 July 17.00 & 20.00 St Peter’s Church
PIANO: NEIL BRAND
Neil Brand is not only a successful TV presenter, with Sound of Filmmusik, Sound of Musicals and most recently his critically acclaimed Sound of TV all for BBC4, he is also one of Britain’s finest, and probably last, pianists specialising in playing for silent film. We are delighted to welcome him to the Budleigh Music Festival for the first time for a close look at the greatly loved comedy duo of Laurel & Hardy and their early silent films, including live performances of two of them.
From their earliest days on opposite sides of the Atlantic in Music Hall and on the stage, to their individual comedy films, Neil will tell the touching story of the world’s greatest comedy team, who could not have been two more different men!
Fully illustrated with stills, clips (both silent and sound) and Neil’s superlative piano accompaniment and culminating in two of the Boys’ best silent short films, Big Business and Liberty, this is a show that promises gales of laughter throughout, as well as getting under the skin of two warm, funny men who continue to make the world laugh when it needs it most.
TICKETS £26 (ADULT) £10 (UNDER 18s AND STUDENTS IN FULL-TIME EDUCATION)