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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.

Richmond Theatre

Salisbury Playhouse

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

Epsom Playhouse

White Rock Theatre, Hastings

Blakehay Theatre, Weston-Super-Mare

Pavilions, Teignmouth

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

Harrogate Theatre

Grand Opera House, York

Lichfield Garrick

Theatre Royal Windsor

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Norwich Playhouse

Barn Theatre, Southwick

Theatre Royal, Winchester

Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

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.