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Safety Last!

Silent Film with Live Piano Accompaniment

Friday 26 October 7.00pm

RNCM Concert Hall


Safety Last! (USA, 1923) directed by Sam Taylor, Fred Newmeyer
Starring Harold Lloyd
Short film One Week (USA, 1920) directed by Edward F Cline, Buster Keaton
Starring Buster Keaton

Darius Battiwalla piano

Safety Last! contains one of the most famous shots in silent comedy, (people still argue about how the stunts were completed without killing off the leading man…) The plot? Country boy promises girl that he’ll go to the big city, make good then send for her. He gets a lowly job as a dry goods clerk, but impresses her with such inventive letters that she decides to join him. He poses as the manager of the store, is exposed and decides to risk everything for a $1000 prize offered to anyone who can lure more traffic to the store. His idea? Persuade his roommate (a human fly) to climb the building. And that’s where the fun really starts…

For our latest celluloid adventure, Darius Battiwalla has chosen to improvise on the piano to add an extra dimension to Harold Lloyd and Co’s comic escapades.

Tickets £15
£5 Students/Under-18s

Image courtesy of Park Circus/Harold Lloyd


Spotlight: Sous Le Ciel de Paris

Friday 26 October 6.00pm

French chansons from the silver screen.

Free admission, no ticket required

Pre-theatre dining is available before this event between 5pm and 7.30pm.

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Friday 26 October 7.00pm - Tickets £15