The Wonder of Silent Film and Magic of Live Music at Kenton

The Lucky Dog Picturehouse are bringing together the wonder of silent film with the magic of live music to the Kenton tomorrow night for Valentine’s day (14 February).

Grab your seat (and popcorn) as the company brings together some of our favourite ‘silent’ comedies with original era-specific scores performed live by our quartet of musicians.

King of Comedy Buster Keaton directs and stars in his Hollywood hit SHERLOCK JR.(1924) as a young, unlucky-in-love projectionist. When a robbery leaves his honour in tatters, he must turn detective – but will he solve the crime? Complete with death-defying stunts, jaw-dropping special effects and even a bit of romance, it’s not hard to see why this film consistently finds itself on TIME magazine’s ‘Best 100 movies of all time’.

Joining Keaton on the bill is a collection of comedy shorts from as far back as the 1890s which will make you think twice about those ‘stuffy’ Victorians! The Lucky Dog Picturehouse musicians are dedicated to recreating the original cinema experience. They have performed and lectured at BFI Southbank, London Comedy Film Festival, the London Transport Museum, Wilton’s Music Hall, Standon Calling Festival and numerous other venues across the UK ”Silent Film has no finer custodians” Nicholas Barber, BBC culture critic.

Tickets for the show are available under the 2 for 1 deal use the code FEB20JR on check out https://kentontheatre.co.uk/event/sherlock-jr/

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