Part of the FUNNY THINGS Comedy Festival
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The Punch & Judy Man – film (1963)
Saturday 4th November 4.40pm – 6.15pm

Starring Tony Hancock, Sylvia Syms, Ronald Fraser, John Le Mesurier, Hugh Lloyd.
Directed by Jeremy Summers.
Written by Philip Oakes and Tony Hancock.

In a snobbish seaside resort, Delia (Syms), the wife of Punch and Judy man Wally (Hancock), dreams of social acceptance. So when he’s invited perform at a celebration gala attended by Lady Jane Caterham (Barbara Murray), it looks like Delia may get her wish. But the sullen Wally refuses …

Based on an idea by Hancock, his second (and final) big-screen starring role is filled with echoes of his own life – from the south coast location (a background shared with The Lost Hancocks: Vacant Lot), to marriage difficulties.

An understated and introspective comedy, ripe for reappraisal.

Hancock’s finest celluloid hour-and-a-half” – TimeOut

The original puppets from the film will be on display in the Light House Gallery, on loan from the National Puppetry Archive.

Tickets £5 from Light House Media Centre or Midland Box Office. Click the blue link to the right (if available) or call 01902 716 055.

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