One act play by Wirral actor pays tribute to Stan & Ollie
A PLAY about Laurel & Hardy impersonators will be staged later this month.
Presented by Wallasey Central Productions, Stan & Babe can be seen at the Casa in Hope Street, Liverpool on May 27, 29 and 30.
Written by Wallasey-based teacher and actor James Phillips, the one act play is about father and son Billy and Ken Clayton, who are Laurel and Hardy impersonators.
Their very part-time manager, Larry, has gradually lost faith in them but in a final act kindness induced by his suspicions over Billy’s state of health, he arranges an open day during which Billy and Ken can showcase their talents.
Billy and Ken have no idea who is going to come through the door but they expect Larry at any moment...
James said: "This is a heartfelt tribute to the unpretentious genius of Stan Laurel and Oliver 'Babe' Hardy and a study of friendship and fandom."
Directed by Dave Tracey, the play features James as Billy, Lewis Bray as Ken, Fionn Breen as Terry Webb, Gemma Elton as Carly Green and Jack Spencer as Jon Parkinson.
Performances start at 7.30pm. Tickets are from The Casa on 709 2148 or Usher Travel in Liscard. THE GLOBE