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Laurels for Stan and Ollie.

SILVER screen double act Laurel and Hardy Laurel and Hardy, American film comedy team. The duo consisted of Stan Laurel, 1890–1965, b. Ulverson, England, whose real name was Arthur Stanley Jefferson; and Oliver Hardy, 1892–1957, b. Atlanta, Ga.  are remembered in a new show at The Casa in Hope Street.

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 is billed as a "heartfelt tribute to the unpretentious genius" of the 20th century movie stars as well as a study of friendship and fandom.

Billy (James Phillips) and Ken (Lewis Bray) are Laurel and Hardy impersonators.

Their part-time 'manager', Larry, has gradually lost faith in them but, as a final act of largesse lar·gess also lar·gesse  
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1.
a. Liberality in bestowing gifts, especially in a lofty or condescending manner.

b. Money or gifts bestowed.

2. Generosity of spirit or attitude.
 induced by his suspicions over Billy's state of health, he has decided to arrange an open day during which Billy and Ken can showcase their talents.

The pair have no idea who is going to come through the door but they expect Larry at any moment...

The show runs on May 26, 29 and 30. Tickets pounds 8 with pounds 5 concessions from The Casa, on 0151-709 2148 or 0151-638 5926..
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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:May 15, 2009
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