Hambledon Productions present Christmas with Steptoe and Son
Hambledon Productions, on the strength of their previous tours, have been granted exclusive permission to produce a second theatre tour celebrating ‘Steptoe and Son’, this time focusing on the shows popular festive editions. This new stage show has particular appeal to those who remember the perennial BBC sitcom (1962-1974), classic British comedy and comedy-dramas such as the work of Pinter, Ayckbourn and Coward. Acclaimed, award-winning scripts have been written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson and it has been adapted for the stage by John Hewer – a West End playwright specialising in comedy, and former graduate of the Royal Court‘s and Soho Theatre’s Young Writers’ programmes.
Christmas simply wouldn’t be Christmas without a visit to 26 Oil Drum Lane to catch up with the nation’s favourite rag-and-bone-men and indulge in some classic, festive misadventures! Albert and Harold – united by blood, divided over everything else – seem doomed to spend Christmas in each other’s company. But Harold has his flights of fancy… including a flight he fancies abroad or to throw the biggest Christmas party London’s ever had to offer! His “dzirty old man” Albert, of course, has other ideas… Who wouldn’t want to spend Christmas as Mrs. Clifford’s B&B in Bognor Regis anyway?? These much-loved episodes of classic comedy from Ray Galton and Alan Simpson have been freshly adapted for the stage and are presented by Hambledon Productions – the company behind the recent sell-out successes’ “Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show” and “Steptoe and Son”.
The stellar cast includes John Hewer (Tony Hancock in Hancock’s Half Hour: The Lost Episodes and Tommy Cooper in Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show) and Jeremy Smith (alumni from the National Youth Theatre and The Young Vic Company). It includes an original score by Christopher Peters based on the classic ‘Old Ned’ television theme tune.
Tickets are £12.00 Full and £10.00 Con from Ticketsource or the box office.