Following our critically acclaimed tours of Round the Horne and The Goon Show we bring you another radio comedy classic live on stage.
In 1954, Tony Hancock burst onto the airwaves of the BBC Light Programme with a comedy show unlike anything the British public had heard before.
Playing a less successful version of himself and surrounded by a cast of fellow comedy greats including Sid James, Hattie Jacques and Kenneth Williams, Hancock’s Half Hour was one of the first programmes in the genre we now know as sitcom.
Written by young up-and-comers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, who later went on to create Steptoe and Son, Hancock’s Half Hour redefined radio comedy and has had people laughing non-stop for the past 65 years.
So come and take a trip to 23 Railway Cuttings, East Cheam to join ‘the lad himself’ and his motley crew for three classic episodes of this hilarious show.
Cast includes James Hurn (Deadringers, Hancock & Co.) as Tony Hancock and Colin Elmer (Round the Horne, The Goon Show) as Kenneth Williams.
Lighthouse Centre for the Arts, Poole
Theatre Royal, Brighton
Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells
Orchard Theatre, Dartford
Octagon Theatre, Yeovil
Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton
South Hill Park, Bracknell
White Rock Theatre, Hastings
Blakehay Theatre, Weston-Super-Mare
Hexagon Theatre, Reading
Key Theatre, Peterborough
New Theatre Royal, Lincoln
Theatre Royal, Bury-St-Edmunds
Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury
Victoria Hall, Stoke-on-Trent
New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham
Berry Theatre, Hedge End
Haymarket Theatre, Basingstoke
Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone
Theatre Royal, Wakefield
Grand Opera House, York
Theatre Royal Windsor
Churchill Theatre, Bromley
Barn Theatre, Southwick
Theatre Royal, Winchester
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
The Red House Theatre, Plymouth
Launceston Town Hall, Launceston
Royal Hippodrome, Eastbourne
Kings Theatre, Portsmouth
Capitol Theatre, Horsham
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford
Leicester Square Theatre, London
Hancock's Half Hour
Apollo Theatre Company
Apollo Theatre Company are a professional theatre company based in Guildford, Surrey, and aim to produce exciting productions of both classic and original plays and comedies.