Top Marx, Bath!
|Groucho tries his luck…|
I'm not sure how many people read this blog and are interested in old comedy, but I grew up on it, thanks to Papa Robot's love of The Goon Show and Round the Horne. He never played any Marx brothers, though, and I was never really bothered about hearing it, but Radio 4 Extra's remakes of Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel, the brothers' lost radio show, has made me think I've missed out on something there. The festival looks like being a good way to change that.
The Little Theatre, Bath's artier cinema, is going to be showing a couple of Marx brothers movies, Animal Crackers and A Night in Casablanca. Both are billed to include mystery bonus features and archive rarities, so lovers of vintage comedy should be in heaven for those showings. Chapel Arts is having 'An Evening With Groucho', starring Frank Ferrante, which looks very good indeed.
My guide to 'What's on in Vintage Wiltshire' (tab at the top of the page) includes stuff just over the borders of neighbouring counties, and I've put all the dates and links on there.