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Play, Tue 8 May 2018

Paul Merton's Silent Clowns

Paul Merton's Silent Clowns


Yorkshire Silent Film Festival presents
Paul Merton’s Silent Clowns

With Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Laurel and Hardy and Harold Lloyd
...and Neil Brand at the piano

Roll up for a night of cracking silent film slapstick introduced by Paul Merton and accompanied live at the piano by Neil Brand. Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and Laurel and Hardy all performed on the City Varieties stage - tonight, they’re back, side-by-side, in a packed bill of silent comedy masterpieces.

Paul Merton and Neil Brand’s acclaimed blend of live performance and classic silent film has entertained audiences all over the UK. Tonight, they kick off the 3rd Yorkshire Silent Film Festival with a one-off gala event in Yorkshire’s most beautiful comedy venue.

‘Merton’s loving commentary makes these clowns live again’ (Guardian)

‘Paul Merton’s celebration of silent comedy is a joy to behold’ Harrogate Advertiser

‘Assisted by the thrilling wit and polish of Neil Brand’s light fingered accompaniment’

Part of the 3rd Yorkshire Silent Film Festival
8 - 27 May 2018
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Event details

Dates Times
Tue 8 May 2018 19:30 to 00:00



    Swan Street,
    LS1 6LW



    See location of City Varieties Music Hall on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: SE 302337  Lat: 53.79874 Long: -1.54297

    By Public Transport:
    From the station turn right along Boar Lane and turn left up the pedestrianised shopping street, Briggate. Swan Street can be found at the top of Briggate, opposite Borders.