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Torch Theatre Company
Written by Dave Ainsworth | Directed by Peter Doran | Performed by Jamie Rees
Charles Hawtrey was one of the leading lights of the Carry On film franchise.
Bubbly, energetic and extremely funny Hawtrey was one of the best known comedy actors of the 40s, 50s and 60s but as his career waned so his behaviour became more drunken, promiscuous and eccentric losing him many friends in an age when male homosexuality in Britain was illegal and punishable by a prison sentence.
See him in this one-man show as he regales stories of 50 years in the film industry working with the likes of Alfred Hitchcock and starring in films including The Ghost of St Michael’s, Passport to Pimlico and a total of 21 Carry Ons. Hear of his hilarious run-ins with Kenneth Williams and his disdain of the Carry On producers as well as a complex relationship with his senile mother.
“Dave Ainsworth’s hit fringe tribute… Jamie Rees’ finely tuned, sensitive performance…” Daily Mail