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Dickensian Christmas Festival in Ulverston


Some Sons of the Desert are heading to Ulverston for the annual Dickensian Christmas Festival. A visit to the Laurel and Hardy Museum is always on the agenda!

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Eric Schultz reminds us of the great work undertaken at UCLA in film preservation. We have all been able to benefit from their work, most recently in their set of restored Laurel and Hardy classics. 


Here is the link to the site, where they have information about the project:

Laurel and Hardy Film Preservation Fund | UCLA Film & Television Archive


...and the L&H donation page:

Giving to UCLA

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Esteemed member of the

Twice Two Tent


Grand Sheik Joanne Johnson on Facebook welcomes The Twice Two Tent's newest and most esteemed member - David Tennant!

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Spiner is a fan


Just been going through some notes putting info on to IMDB and came across a note that Brent Spiner of Star Trek fame is a fan of Laurel and Hardy


 Tony Hillman 

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At the Wilton's Music Hall in London's East End


A Told by an Idiot production

18th January to 4th February . 7.30pm Tue - Sat | Thur & Sat matinees 3.00pm .

£14.50 - £29 full price | £12.00 - £26.50 concessions


‘Hilarious... A riotous masterclass in storytelling’



In 1910, the then unknown Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel set sail from Southampton to New York as part of Fred Karno’s famous music hall troupe. They shared a cabin, they shared comedy routines but by the end of the journey they had drifted apart… they would both go on to become two of the biggest stars of the age.   


Inspired by real life events, and accompanied by a live piano score, Told by an Idiot's smash hit production is a hilarious and moving homage to Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel, two men who changed the world of comedy forever. 


Originally produced by Told by an Idiot and Theatre Royal Plymouth with Royal & Derngate, Northampton and Unity Theatre, Liverpool and co-commissioned by London International Mime Festival.


Part of the 2023 London International Mime Festival.

This production is doing the rounds and next year is showing at various venues in addition to Wilton's Music Hall.


If you are a perfectionist and want to see the two artistes performing the roles of the comedians as lookalikes then you may be disappointed. Stan is performed by a very athletic black male actor and the role of Charlie is performed by a girl who has really mastered the characteristics of 'The Tramp'. They are both excellent and the show gives a new and vibrant take on the relationship between Chaplin and Laurel. Who cares about the truth when you can enjoy a show like this.

 Roger Robinson 

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Chumps feast


A Laurel and Hardy Themed Buffet is planned by the Beau Chumps Tent of Sunderland on Dec 14th. On the menu are 'Olives Hardy', Mini Towed in a Hole, Hard Boiled Eggs and Nuts (obviously!), Hog Wild Pork n Stuffing Sandwiches in Sour “Doh!” and Swiss Miss Roll. You can find out what else is planned on the evening by clicking the link:

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Another Nice Mess Night

The Jitterbugs Tent in the Netherlands have something very special planned!

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...and finally

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