one-man show

one-man show

Oh Hello Trailer - Torch Theatre Company

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Charles Hawtrey was one of the leading lights of the Carry On film franchise. Bubbly, energetic and extremely funny Hawtrey was one of the best known comedy actors of the 40s, 50s and 60s but as his career waned so his behaviour became more drunken, promiscuous and eccentric losing him many friends in an age when male homosexuality in Britain was illegal and punishable by a prison sentence. See him in this one-man show as he regales stories of 50 years in the film industry working with the likes of Alfred Hitchcock and starring in films including The Ghost of St Michael’s, Passport to Pimlico and a total of 21 Carry Ons. Hear of his hilarious run-ins with Kenneth Williams and his disdain of the Carry On producers as well as a complex relationship with his senile mother. Oh Hello! first opened at the Torch Theatre, Milford Haven in November 2014, receiving a standing ovation at every performance. It has since gone on to perform at venues across Wales Cardiff and Assembly Hall, Edinburgh at the 2015 Fringe Festival. Written by Dave Ainsworth, directed by Peter Doran and performed by Jamie Rees the show has sold out every one of its performances so far, receiving four and five star reviews along the way and a prestigious Laurel Award at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe. “Dave Ainsworth’s hit fringe tribute… Jamie Rees‘ finely tuned, sensitive performance…” – Daily Mail ‘Incredibly skillful performance from Jamie Rees’. – Sunday Express “By turns bitchy, vulnerable and lonely, Rees’ Hawtrey rants with an ever present drink in hand… Sold out for the rest of its run, Carry On queueing for returns…” – The Scotsman “A tour-de-force performance by Jamie Rees captures the complex eccentricities of a comedy hero in this affectionate one-man portrait of Carry On star Charles Hawtrey.” – Chortle Book your tickets here: 13 – 15 July – Torch Theatre, Milford Haven | www.torchtheatre.co.uk 16 July – Blackwood Miners’ Institute | www.blackwoodminersinstitute.com 19 July – Ammanford Miner’s Theatre | www.theatrausirgar.co.uk 20-23 July – Chapter, Cardiff | www.chapter.org 27 July – Theatre Brycheiniog, Brecon | www.brycheiniog.co.uk 28 July – Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl | www.grandpavilion.co.uk 4-29 Aug – Edinburgh Fringe Festival | www.edfringe.com 7 Sep – Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan | www.mwldan.co.uk 8 Sep – Wayside Arts Centre, Builth Wells | www.wyeside.co.uk 9 Sep – Borough Theatre, Abergavenny | www.boroughtheatreabergavenny.co.uk 10 Sep – Astor Theatre, Deal | www.theastor.org 11 Sep – The Neeld, Chippenham | www.neeld.co.uk 12 Sep – The Welfare, Ystradynglais | www.thewelfare.co.uk 13 Sep – The Riverfront, Newport |www.newportlive.co.uk/riverfront 14 Sep – Park & Dare Theatre, Aberdare | www.rct-arts.co.uk 15 Sep – The Courtyard, Hereford | www.courtyard.org.uk 16 Sep – Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea | www.taliesinartscentre.co.uk 17 Sep – Theatr Felinfach, Felinfach | www.theatrfelinfach.cymru