James brings Hancock to the stage in one-man production

James Hurn as Tony Hancock
James Hurn as Tony Hancock

James Hurn brings his popular stage show Hancock’s Half Hour, One Man, Many Voices to Bedford’s The Place Theatre on March 5.

Hurn takes every part in three episodes of the classic sitcom including The Missing Page, The 13th of the Series and Sunday Afternoon at Home.

And he’s looking forward to the visit.

James said: “I am very excited to be coming to The Place Theatre as I have never performed there before and I have had some wonderful feedback from people on social media requesting I come to Bedford.”

The impersonator, whose CV includes BBC TV sketch series Dead Ringers, is a keen Hancock’s Half Hour aficionado.

He said: “I think Hancock’s Half Hour is so popular because being one of the first sitcoms to originate on the radio and transfer successfully to the television it set a very high standard for future sitcoms to follow.

“The combination of fantastic comedy actors and the superb writing of Ray Galton and Alan Simpson endeared it to the hearts of the nation. The characters were written and performed in such a way that the majority of the population could empathise.”

Visit www.theplacebedford.org.uk to book or for more information.