… And This is My Friend Mr Laurel – 2015 Edinburgh Fringe

Arthur Stanley Jefferson, better known to the world as Stan Laurel, is visiting his old friend Oliver Hardy. 'Babe' has recently had a stroke, cannot speak, and is represented by the frame of a bed (too small for the real Hardy!)

The show is a mix of reminiscences from Stan about the boys' career, from start to end, and some reminders to the audience of some of their routines, with Jeffrey Holland doing both of them.

It's a bit of a mix: there's not enough of the routines for casual fans, and not enough insight for the more dedicated ones. I enjoyed it, but as a biography piece, I didn't learn anything new.

3/5

(Seen 'in preview' but this show has been touring for two years.)

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