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Laurel & Hardy

Please note that the BSL performance for Laurel & Hardy will now take place on Thursday 23 June, 7:30pm. 

A Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh production

LAUREL AND HARDY
by Tom McGrath
Directed by Tony Cownie

“Babe Hardy and Stan Laurel. Ollie Hardy and Laurel... Laurel and Hardy... OK. Let’s give it a try.”

Laurel and Hardy sees The Lyceum revisit a Scottish classic production nearly twenty years after it was first performed.

Tom McGrath was one of Scotland’s finest twentieth century playwrights and poets. He was also, for many years, the playwright in residence at The Lyceum where much of his work was performed.

In Laurel and Hardy, McGrath has the two iconic comedians look back over their lives, loves and friendship in a story that blends slapstick humour, melancholy and beautifully simple theatricality.

In 2005, Steven McNicoll and Barnaby Power wowed audiences with the skill and humanity of their performances playing the two older men. Now in 2022, they return with Director Tony Cownie, closer to the real ages of Laurel and Hardy at the end of their careers and will bring new layers of depth, and truth to this moving and funny production.

#LaurelAndHardy

Cast and Credits

CAST

Steven McNicoll - Oliver Hardy 
Barnaby Power - Stan Laurel
Jon Beales – Musical Director & Pianist 

 

CREATIVE TEAM

Tony Cownie – Director 
Neil Murray – Designer 
Tina MacHugh – Lighting Designer 
Rita Henderson – Choreographer
Nick Paget-Tomlinson - Additional Sound 

Video

Steven McNicoll and Barnaby Power discuss their love for Laurel & Hardy, and getting to play out their favourite scenes from comedy's most celebrated double-act. 

Dates, Times & Prices

3 June - 25 June 2022

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£15 PREVIEWS7.30pm
Friday 3 and Saturday 4 June
Preview tickets on sale from Monday 2 May

Pay What You Can Preview7.30pm
Monday 6 June
Preview tickets on sale from Monday 2 May

EVENINGS7.30pm
Monday - Saturday
£16 - £33

MATINEES2.30pm
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
£14 - £29

SOCIALLY DISTANCED PERFORMANCES
Wednesday 15 June, 2.30pm and 7.30pm performances

Running time: approximately 2 hours, including one 20-minute interval.

Accessibility

AUDIO DESCRIBED
Thursday 23 June, 7.30pm
Touch Tour at 6.15pm

CAPTIONED & AUDIO DESCRIBED
Saturday 25 June, 2.30pm
Touch Tour at 1.15pm

BSL INTERPRETED
Thursday 23 June, 7.30pm

Read The Lyceum's Access Statement here

Take Part

WHY NOT TRY...
Free events tailored to the show

Post-Show Discussion
Tuesday 14 June
Tom McGrath’s friend and colleague Nick Bone will host as you can join the members of the cast and creative team for an informal discussion about the show following the evening performance.

Press Coverage

★★★★★
"The dream of seeing Laurel & Hardy come alive again on stage"
The Scotsman

★★★★
'knockabout hilarity'
The Guardian

★★★★
'Timely and impeccably delivered revival of Tom McGrath’s loving portrayal of the great comedy duo'
The Stage

★★★★
The Times

★★★★
'Simply magic'
EdinburghGuide.com

Gallery

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