At the Edinburgh Fringe:
Hats Off to Laurel and Hardy
In the foyer
The Lucky Dog Theatre was on tremendous form for the two performances of Hats Off to Laurel and Hardy at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August.
Tony Carpenter as Stan and Philip Hutchinson as Ollie performed the tribute with energy and enthusiasm, just as we have become accustomed to expect from these two actors. The show was written by Philip and has been performed at the Fringe for a few years now - each time to great acclaim.
In the space of one hour the actors narrate and enact the entire life stories of Laurel and Hardy. This is, of course, no easy task. They manage to incorporate many classic moments (like the dance in Way Out West) and even some true pathos (final moments in the lives of the Boys).
These fellows have terrific vitality, which drives the show along at just the right pace and, as we all know, they love their subject so much that they actually seem to become Stan and Ollie.
Top marks to a paramount team and a superb show, which played to full houses. It was enjoyed by Sons from all three Scottish tents and members of the public alike.
Time for some nonsense after the show