Round the Horne... Revisited
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Comedy from 12 January 2004 to 2 April 2005
The Venue 5 Leicester Place, off Leicester Square, London
Round the Horne... Revisited 2 presents two live episodes of the legendary radio series with new and previously unheard material. This includes new sketches from Julian and Sandy, aging juvenile Binkie Huckabuck, Dame Celia Molestrangler and J. Peasmold Gruntfuttock. Old favourite Rambling Syd Rumpo also returns with a more recent addition to the fold - Gypsy Rose Swansoiler.
Round the Horne... Revisited 2 is written and adapted Brain Cooke and is based on scripts by Barry Took, Marty Feldman, Johnnie Mortimer and Brian Cooke.
Following the success of the original Round the Horne... Revisited stage show, which had a year long run at The Venue from January 2004, the 'new' show Round the Horne... Revisited 2 starts performances at The Venue from Monday 24 January 2005.
Round the Horne was a Sunday afternoon must from its first broadcast in 1965, until its final airing in 1969. At its peak the cult show attracted an audience of 15 million (that's 2.7 million more than England's recent victory in the Rugby World Cup final!). Straight man Kenneth Horne was at the helm of the mad-cap bunch - Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick, Betty Marsden and Douglas Smith. They mercilessly sent up the establishment through a combination of bawdy jokes and surreal literary invention acted out in a series of sketches. One of the most popular comedies of the era, it has lost none of its popular appeal, with recordings still selling in their hundreds of thousands.
The original stage show Round the Horne... Revisited transfered to The Venue in London's West End following a sell-out season at the fringe theatre, The White Bear.
Please Note: Round The Horne... Revisited 2 is suitable for 12 year olds and over.
"90 minutes of unalloyed joy" The Daily Telegraph
"Hilarious" The Times
"Great Fun" The Financial Times
"Piercing Wit" The London Evening Standard
"Joyously Filthy" The Guardian
"Superbly Funny" The Daily Telegraph
"Fantabulosa" The Mail on Sunday
"Mesmerisingly Funny" The Daily Mail