Review: The Lost Hancocks – Vacant Lot @ Light House Media Centre, 4th November 2017

The Lost Hancocks: Vacant Lot
Vacant Lot: The premiere of two lost scripts from Larry Stephens, written for Tony Hancock

Larry Stephens, who hailed from West Bromwich, will probably be an unfamiliar name to most, but fans of comedy history will be familiar with his work, on famous shows such as The Goon Show and The Army Game.

The writer, who was a close friend of Tony Hancock, is set to be rediscovered by comedy fans thanks to a biography from author Julie Warren, which is currently looking for backers via publisher Unbound. As part of Warren’s research, she came across two scripts for an unmade sitcom called Vacant Lot. It was likely to feature Goons stars Peter Sellers and Spike Milligan, and was written as a vehicle for Hancock to star in. Continue reading “Review: The Lost Hancocks – Vacant Lot @ Light House Media Centre, 4th November 2017”

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Preview: Felicity Ward @ Wolverhampton Art Gallery

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Felicity Ward: Critically acclaimed stand-up

Australian stand-up Felicity Ward has long been among the most acclaimed stand-ups regularly performing in UK venues, so it’s something of a surprise that this autumn she’s heading out on her first ever UK tour.

Following on from her previous show about depression and Irritable Bowel Syndrome, 50% More Likely to Die is her latest show, which combines a further look at mental health, depression and anxiety, as well as what happens when someone with control issues loses their stuff.

A brilliantly talented¬†writer and performer, you’ll want to catch Felicity Ward at one of her Midlands dates on the tour – she’s performing at Wolverhampton Art Gallery on Sunday 16th October and at Leamington Royal Spa Centre on Wednesday 26th October.