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…and this is my friend Mr. Laurel

Sep 9, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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£15 &  £13.50 (concessions)


You can book in person at Hailsham Pavilion box office (01323 841414) or online:


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The Finishing Touch Company presents


Written by Gail Luow and Jeffrey Holland
Performed by Jeffrey Holland

Following its critically acclaimed sell-out runs at Edinburgh 2014, 2015 & 2018 this one-man theatrical comedy show visits Hailsham.

**** ‘Spellbinding and magically, timelessly funny’  The Stage

Jeffrey Holland (Hi-de-Hi, You Rang M’Lord) returns in his sell-out one-man show about friendship, memories and a couple of remarkable lives. Set in the bedroom of a sick Oliver Hardy, the show takes place during Laurel’s visit to the dying man. Recounting their past success as the comedy double act Laurel and Hardy, this is a humorous and touching look at one of the great cinematic partnerships of the last century.

**** Metro, Edinburgh Evening News, The Stage, BroadwayBaby.com, The Public Reviews

Jeffrey Holland has become a well-known face in some of the UK’s most iconic television shows including Dixon of Dock Green, Are You Being Served, Crossroads, Dad’s Army and It Ain’t Half Hot Mum. His breakthrough role was as Spike Dixon, the camp comic at the Maplin’s Holiday Camp, in Hi-de-Hi! in which he appeared with Paul Shane and Su Pollard. He was also a regular performer in Russ Abbot’s Madhouse before going on to appear once again with Paul Shane and Su Pollard in You Rang, M’Lord? and Oh, Doctor Beeching! – two hugely popular sitcoms which were also penned by David Croft and Jimmy Perry, the writers of Hi-de-Hi!

**** ‘Holland’s lifelong dream of playing Stan Laurel is sensitively realised in this one-man show’
Edinburgh Evening News

…And This is My Friend Mr Laurel premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe 2014.



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Hailsham, BN27 1AE United Kingdom
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