Robert Ross salutes perennial Christmas treats on TV and film
Comedy historian Robert Ross returns to Barton upon Humber’s Ropery Hall next month with a seasonal offering of Christmas Crackers.
Robert, who last appeared at Ropery Hall last autumn with his show Forgotten Heroes of Comedy, will be celebrating the time when everyone gathered around the television to watch comedy favourites perform.
“Robert will be going back in time and saluting those perennial holiday treats enjoyed alongside mince pies, mulled wine and a few carols” said Liz Bennet of The Ropewalk.
“Whether its Laurel and Hardy selling fir trees off the back of their Model T Ford, Sid James as a department store Father Christmas, or the Two Ronnies reinventing Walt Disney’s Pinocchio as a murderous killer doll, these hilarious ghosts of Christmases past are still an integral part of the festive season,” she went on.
Of course, there’ll also be Eric and Ernie but perhaps like you’ve never seen them before.
Described as a one-man encyclopaedia of the very best of British comedy, Robert will be saluting these perennial holiday treats in an affectionate celebration, stuffed with rarely seen clips from the archives on Tuesday, December 17, starting at 7.30pm.
Tickets cost £5 in advance or £7 on the door. Advance tickets can be bought online at www.roperyhall.co.uk, in person at The Ropewalk’s Craft Gallery or by calling 01652 660380.