Lost Hancock show set for Stourbridge

The Lost Hancocks: Vacant Lot

“Unmissable” – Dudley Chronicle

“Bravo! Fantastically written and performed…” – Tony Hancock Appreciation Society

“A comedic performance 65 years overdue … wonderful.” – Express & Star

Birmingham Comedy Festival’s stage production The Lost Hancocks: Vacant Lot is set to return to the West Midlands.

The show, which revives two previously lost episodes from a BBC radio series written for the comedian Tony Hancock in 1952, can be seen at Stourbridge Town Hall, Stourbridge, on Wednesday 19 September 2018.

Written by West Bromwich born writer Larry Stephens – a close friend of Hancock who also wrote material for him for stage and TV – the series sees Hancock as an auctioneer in a struggling fictional seaside town on the south coast.

A script-in-hand performance with live band, the show stars impressionist James Hurn (BBC’s Dead Ringers) as Hancock, alongside Janice Connolly (aka Mrs Barbara Nice, Phoenix Nights) and Linda Hargreaves (aka Tish Tushington), plus Richard Usher, Mark Earby and Jimm Rennie (who appeared in Birmingham Comedy Festival’s successful The Goon Show production).

Listings:

Wednesday 19 September 2018
Stourbridge Town Hall, Crown Centre, Crown Lane, Stourbridge DY8 1YE
Box Office: 01384 812812
7.30pm
Tickets: £14
boroughhalls.co.uk

The Lost Hancocks: Vacant Lot can also be seen at The British Library, London, on Thursday 20 September 2018. Read the full press release: The Lost Hancocks To Make London Debut.

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