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Hi-de-Hi’s Jeffrey Holland heads to Thornton Little Theatre

Published: Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Jeffrey Holland

Following its critically acclaimed sell-out premiere at Edinburgh 2014, Jeffrey Holland’s one-man theatrical comedy show is heading to Thornton Little Theatre as part of a major UK tour.

On Thursday 15 October Holland returns in his sell-out one-man show about friendship, memories and a couple of remarkable lives. ‘And this is my friend Mr Laurel’ is written by Gail Luow and Jeffrey Holland and it recounts the past success of comedy duo Laurel and Hardy. A humorous and touching look at one of the great cinematic partnerships of the last century this is a real treat for fans of the legendary double act Laurel and Hardy. 

Set in the bedroom of a sick Oliver Hardy, the show takes place during Laurel's visit to the dying man. Fulfilling a long held desire to pay tribute to his hero, Holland tells this funny and often poignant tale of friendship, love and dedication.

Jeffrey Holland has become a well-known face in some of the UK’s most iconic television shows including Dixon of Dock Green, Are You Being Served, Crossroads, Dad's Army and It Ain't Half Hot Mum. His breakthrough role was as Spike Dixon, the camp comic at the Maplin's Holiday Camp, in Hi-de-Hi in which he appeared with Paul Shane and Su Pollard. He was also a regular performer in Russ Abbot's Madhouse before going on to appear once again with Paul Shane and Su Pollard in You Rang, M’Lord? and Oh, Doctor Beeching! - two hugely popular sitcoms which were also penned by David Croft and Jimmy Perry, the writers of Hi-de-Hi.

The show starts at 7.30pm on Thursday 15 October and tickets are £14 with concessions at £12. To book call 01253 887693 or visit www.wyretheatres.co.uk to book online.