Hancock’s Half Hour
Apollo Theatre Company
Thu 28 Feb — Sat 2 Mar
at Theatre Royal
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. 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.
A superb evening’s entertainment and I left the theatre wanting moreRobin Strapp, British Theatre Guide
I laughed so much… I was in danger of being led out of the theatreLinda Kirkman, Scene One