Fab Fools: The Beatles, The Rutles & Rock ‘n’ Roll Comedy

23rd July 2023

Price: £17.25

Slapstick Festival Presents:

Fab Fools: The Beatles, The Rutles & Rock ‘n’ Roll Comedy

Take a hysterical mystery tour through The Beatles Story as you've never heard it told before – through the medium of LAUGHTER. 
Join Jem Roberts, author of 'FAB FOOLS' – the ultimate comedic history of the Fab Four as he is joined on stage by surprise guests, comedians and Beatley legends as they bring to life a whole host of hilarious scripted Beatle rarities live onstage.
When Beatlemania first exploded, Liverpool was seen as the home of comedians and footballers, and The Beatles started out on the Variety circuit, having to create the rock 'n' roll industry as they went along. Along the way they performed with Morecambe & Wise, Cook & Moore, The Bonzos, The Goons and members of Monty Python in all sorts of combinations, John put out books filled with daft poems, stories and cartoons, and of course they starred in two of the greatest comedy films of the '60s – 'A Hard Day's Night' and 'Help!' The boys even performed in panto – something Elvis conspicuously failed to do. 
And then, of course, Eric Idle and Neil Innes banded together to spoof the whole business with the creation of THE RUTLES – the greatest spoof band of all time.

Beatles rarities include scenes cut from their movies to Lennon poems, extracts from Joe Orton's abandoned movie 'Up Against It' and even the unmade Ringo Starr sci-fi comedy pilot written by Graham Chapman and Douglas Adams. 
With live music paying tribute to the eternally missed Rutle Ron Nasty, AKA Neil Innes, this is a unique comedy event no Beatle or Rutles fan could dream of missing.
Jem Roberts, author of 'FAB FOOLS' – will be available for book signing after the event.
'Part of me would sooner have been a comedian, I just don't have the guts to stand up and do it! But I would love to be in Monty Python rather than The Beatles...’
 John Lennon, 1980

Doors open at 4:30pm. Show starts at 5pm.



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