Stan & Ollie (15)
Stan Laurel (Steve Coogan) and Oliver (Ollie) Hardy (John C. Reilly), one of cinema’s great double acts set out on a variety hall tour of Britain and Ireland in 1953. Diminished by age and with their golden era as the kings of Hollywood comedy now behind them, they face an uncertain future. The tour is a hit but Stan and Ollie can’t quite shake the specter of Laurel and Hardy’s past. Long-buried ghosts, coupled with Oliver’s failing health, threaten their precious partnership.
To celebrate Stan & Ollie, we’ll also be showing some classic Laurel and Hardy shorts so expect a feast of classic comedy.
Friday, June 28th 2019
Doors open at 7.30pm
Film starts at 8pm
Running time: 1 hour 35 minutes
Buy Tickets here.
And the critics say…
“It’s a film made with an enormous amount of care and affection. And Coogan and O’Reilly don’t just perform. They resurrect.” Sandra Hall, Sydney Morning Herald
“Coogan and Reilly’s physical and vocal resemblance to their subjects is stunning without being slavish or clinical.” Ryan Gilby, New Statesman
“”Stan & Ollie…” has allowed viewers to understand what made their characters so great, and so beloved, in a film that magnanimously invites us into a world no less recognizable for being almost entirely erased.” Anne Hornady, Washington Post
“One of the things that makes Stan & Ollie so satisfying is the way it clasps the two strands together. Playing his fellow Lancashire man Stan Laurel, Coogan is gentle and funny and sad, all at the same time.” Tom Shone, Sunday Times