Silent Comedy Gala at Colston Hall
Slapstick Festival’s annual celebration of silent comedy returns to Colston Hall for a 12th year, beginning with a special triple bill.
Charlie Chaplin’s first feature film, THE KID (1921) is rightly considered a cinematic masterpiece. This is a UK premiere of Chaplin’s own score performed live by a 15-piece orchestra – the Bristol Ensemble.
The evening also features two other classic clowns: Charley Chase, and that great master of the stone-face, Buster Keaton, in their own silent mini-masterpieces.
This year our gala host will be none other than comedian, actor and writer Robin Ince, star of BBC Radio 4’s The Infinite Monkey Cage and a confirmed fan of slapstick comedy!
Capping off the evening will be a short set from Bristol’s finest comedy swing band The Hot Potato Syncopators.