Roll up for a night of cracking silent film slapstick introduced by Paul Merton and accompanied live at the piano by Neil Brand. Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and Laurel and Hardy all performed on the City Varieties stage - tonight, they’re back, side-by-side, in a packed bill of silent comedy masterpieces.
Paul Merton and Neil Brand’s acclaimed blend of live performance and classic silent film has entertained audiences all over the UK. Tonight, they kick off the 3rd Yorkshire Silent Film Festival with a one-off gala event in Yorkshire’s most beautiful comedy venue.
Paul Merton says:
“I’m thrilled beyond words to be presenting my favourite silent comedians – Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, and Laurel and Hardy – at the iconic City Varieties theatre in Leeds, in some of the funniest films ever made. With live music provided by the brilliant Neil Brand, the evening promises to be a comic cavalcade of fantastic fun and laughter.”