When: 24th – 26th January 2014
Where: At various venues in Bristol
£: Ticket prices vary depending on event. A festival pass costs £145.13 and allows you entry to all the festival events.
What is it?
Barry Cryer, Omid Djalili, all three members of The Goodies, Harry Hill, Terry Jones, Phill Jupitus, Paul McGann, Lucy Porter and Tim Vine are among the celebrity entertainers who will be in Bristol in from 24th – 26th January to help the city’s annual festival of silent and vintage screen comedy celebrate its 10th birthday. The Slapstick Festival will also kick-start a global series of events marking the centenary of Charlie Chaplin’s best-loved character, the Little Tramp.
Around 5,000 people from all parts of the UK and beyond are expected to attend Slapstick 2014 which 10 years on from its creation is now the biggest event of its kind in Britain and recognised internationally as one of the top comedy film festivals in the world.
One highlight of the festival’s 10th birthday edition will be a gala screening of Chaplin’s 1931 silent masterwork, City Lights, accompanied live by a 39-piece orchestra playing Chaplin’s own score for the film.
Other highlights include the premiere of ‘lost’ material starring Buster Keaton, Harry Hill making his Slapstick debut, Tim Vine encouraging a fresh look at the comedy of Benny Hill and Nick Park sharing the best slapstick antics of his Oscar-winning creation Gromit. There will also be discussions about Chaplin and the Great War, Chaplin’s enduring appeal and the Tramp as a global icon. A special screening of Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life will be introduced by its director, co-writer and star, Terry Jones.
More info: For the full programme of events visit www.slapstick.org.uk