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Hancock's Half Hour: One Man, Many Voices

The Third Stage
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Welcome To The Third Stage
…the home for our range of spoken word and music events in the informal surroundings of the Theatre Royal’s Dress Circle Foyer. The bar will be open so take your seat, relax and enjoy.

To celebrate over 60 years of Hancock’s Half Hour, actor and impressionist James Hurn will be performing three episodes, voicing the entire cast.

The classic Ray Galton and Alan Simpson episodes are Sunday Afternoon at Home, The Missing Page and The Thirteenth of the Series.

James will be performing the episodes in the style of a radio performance, bringing to life the classic days of radio comedy.

The original recordings were performed by Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Hattie Jacques, Bill Kerr and Kenneth Williams. With a fabulous array of colourful characters, James Hurn is one man, many voices.  For fans of classic British comedy this is an unmissable night on the Third Stage.

James Hurn is best known for his work on Dead Ringers for BBC2, as well as Scoop, The Slammer and Band of Brothers. His voice talents were put to work in Sven – The Coach, the Cash and His Lovers, Blaired Vision and for the Radio 4 play The Bid, where he starred as David Beckham and Prince William.


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"Utterly masterful and quite quite superb" 

Jon Culshaw, impressionist 

“To me, no praise is too high for James Hurn. His technical skill is astounding. If anyone is out there wondering, does it work, one man doing the whole cast? Is it like the real thing? The answers are yes and yes. Go and see him while you can.”

Tom Dommett, the Tony Hancock Appreciation Society.

"A breath-taking feat... No one could accuse James Hurn of being less than excellent in his attention to vocal detail"

Daily Echo