Hancock's Half Hour

Hancock's Half Hour

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Grand Opera House York
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Thu 5 Oct 2023
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1 hour 55 minutes
incl. interval
Apollo Theatre Company presents: Galton & Simpson’s - Hancock’s Half Hour
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Grand Opera House York

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Thu 5 Oct 2023
Cumberland Street, York YO1 9SW
1 hour 55 minutes incl. interval
Thu at 19:30
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From the producers of the critically acclaimed tours of Round the Horne and The Goon Show comes another radio comedy classic live on stage.

Hancock's Half Hour

In 1954, Tony Hancock burst onto the airwaves of the BBC Light Programme with a comedy show unlike anything the British public had heard before.

A superb evening’s entertainment and I left the theatre wanting more
- Robin Strapp – British Theatre Guide
I laughed so much… I was in danger of being led out of the theatre
- Linda Kirkman – Scene One
A most welcome trip down memory lane
- Pocklington Post

Playing a less successful version of himself and surrounded by a cast of fellow comedy greats including Sid James, Hattie Jacques and Kenneth Williams, Hancock’s Half Hour was one of the first programmes in the genre we now know as sitcom.

Written by young up-and-comers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, who later went on to create Steptoe and Son, Hancock’s Half Hour redefined radio comedy and has had people laughing non-stop for the past 65 years.

So come and take a trip to 23 Railway Cuttings, East Cheam to join ‘the lad himself’ and his motley crew for three classic episodes of this hilarious show.

Cast includes James Hurn (Deadringers, Hancock & Co.) as Tony Hancock and Colin Elmer (Round the Horne) as Kenneth Williams.

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What the critics say

A hugely entertaining evening
- lastminutetheatretickets.com
You can almost believe you’re actually in the presence of Tony Hancock
- setthetape.com

Grand Opera House York

Cumberland Street, York YO1 9SW
York Station
The Box Office is open for 90 minutes prior to the performance commencing. See 'What's On' section for performance times
Bar - Pre-show & interval drinks and snacks
Ambassador Lounge - Pre-show & interval table service (Charge applies)
Membership Benefits - 25% off pre-show drinks (30mins prior)

Not originally intended to be a theatre, the buildings that comprise the Grand Opera House York officially opened in 1902 with Little Red Riding Hood starring Florrie Ford. Since then it has been owned by FJ Butterworth, the Shepherd of Shambles and the India Pru Co. Ltd who spent £4,000,000 restoring the theatre to its former glory in 1987.

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Grand Opera House York

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Thu 5 Oct 2023
Cumberland Street, York YO1 9SW
1 hour 55 minutes incl. interval
Thu at 19:30
For group bookings of 10 or more:
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