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8pm Ben and Steve’s Celluloid Music Hall: Live from New York!

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Ben and Steve’s Celluloid Music Hall: Live from New York!

When Charlie Chaplin became the most famous man in the movies, eager producers rushed to hire British comics with the same kind of background and training. 

Music Hall veterans like Chaplin, Billie Ritchie, Lupino Lane and Stan Laurel were human storehouses of gags and routines and played key roles in the golden age of silent comedy. Here, they show off their stuff in a selection of films carefully curated for this programme by Ben Model, accompanying live on piano, and Steve Massa, providing introductions.

Featuring: Work (1915), Live Wires and Love Sparks (1916),Good Night Nurse (1929) and Pie-Eyed (1925).

Ben Model and Steve Massa have been entertaining silent comedy fans throughout 2020 and into 2021 with their Sunday night Silent Comedy Watch Parties. The live-streamed events, showcasing rare and better-known silent comedy, have been creating a buzz and keeping people laughing across the globe at a time when it’s been most needed.

This film is not BBFC Certificated. The festival team suggest parental guidance


  • Virtual Admission £6

If you can afford to, please book this ticket, our usual rate; this allows us to help run the festival, provide the content and make ends meet during these challenging times.

  • Slapstick Champion £10

This rate, if you have the means, will help support Slapstick and our ongoing programme along with subsidising concession tickets, for those who otherwise could not afford to attend.

  • Young Person, ages 16-29 £3

 Continuing our efforts to encourage younger audiences to discover the screen comedy greats of the past

  • Covid Impact £3

We know these times are exceptional, so this special low price is for those on low or no pay due to the pandemic!

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