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The Missing Hancocks – Live in Edinburgh! (Show A) (Something For The Weekend)

By | Published on Saturday 15 August 2015

The Missing Hancocks

This recreation of ‘Hancock’s Half Hour’ will surely appeal to those who remember the original radio (or maybe TV) broadcasts. Indeed, a man in the seat next to me turned to his wife and said wistfully, “does it take you back to the fifties dear?” “Yes”, she said, “it does”. This atmospheric recreation of the classic radio show took me there too, I think, or perhaps I was just getting swept up in the collective blissful nostalgia…? The humour was tepidly funny in that sort of ‘Carry On’ film kind of way, and Robin Sebastian was good as Kenneth Williams, though the performances were generally far from perfect. Nonetheless, it was nice – jolly, in an English sort of way.

The Assembly Rooms, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Patrick Galbraith]