JOIN Salisbury Playhouse at 23 Railway Cuttings, East Cheam, for three episodes of the classic comedy Hancock’s Half Hour, live on stage.

The show comes from the the producers of Round the Horne and The Goon Show.

The cast includes impressionist James Hurn (Deadringers, Hancock & Co) as Tony Hancock and Colin Elmer (Round the Horne, The Goon Show) as Kenneth Williams.

In 1954, Tony Hancock burst onto the airwaves of the BBC Light programme with a comedy show unlike anything the British public had heard before.

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Playing a less successful version of himself and surrounded by a cast of fellow comedy greats including Sid James, Hattie Jacques and Kenneth Williams, Tony Hancock’s Half Hour was one of the first programmes in the genre that is now known as sitcom.

Written by young up-and-comers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, who later went on to create Steptoe and Son, Hancock’s Half Hour redefined radio comedy.

The episodes featured in this production are Hancock in the Police, The Americans Hit Town and The Wild Man of the Woods.

It runs from today until Saturday. For tickets go to or call 01722 320333.