James Hurn is a multi-talented actor and impressionist (known for Dead Ringers and Blaired Vision) he will be performing a brand-new programme celebrating over 60 years of Hancock’s Half Hour including one Lost episode of Hancock’s Half Hour, and two episodes he has written himself in the same style as Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, with James voicing the entire cast. James is a master at recreating the accents and personas of such iconic 20th century British favourites as Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Hattie Jacques, Bill Kerr and Kenneth Williams.
The new show is performed in the style of a radio performance in front of a live audience, bringing to life the classic days of radio comedy.
Alistair McGowan's Big Impression impersonator Julian Dutton has said 'May I plug James Hurn as the best Hancock and Sid James I have ever seen
The Loop/The Thick of It/The Veep scriptwriter Simon Blackwell has said 'I'm blown away by the Hancock and Sid impersonations. Just extraordinary.'
“Utterly masterful and quite, quite superb”Jon Culshaw - impressionist
“You have Tony Hancock’s pitch and tone so much better than I” Kevin McNally – actor
“If anyone is out there wondering; does it work, one man doing the whole cast? Are the new scripts up to scratch? Is it like the real thing? The answers are; yes, yes and yes. Go and see him while you can. James Hurn – as recommended by the Tony Hancock Appreciation Society” Tom Dommett -Editor -THAS 5*****
Some public feedback –
‘James is an actor and a writer, he brings these two skills to his forte, recreator. To call him an 'impressionist' is too mild a complement, he doesn't do an impression, he brings people and characters to life. HIs one-man shows are awe inspiring. I doubt if anyone else would even try to recreate the core cast of Hancock’s Half Hour, and more (Hugh Lloyd, John le Mesurier, etc) let alone do it with the uncanny accuracy of James Hurn.’
‘I've just spent the evening with Hancock, Sid, Bill, Kenneth and Hattie. Mr Hurn, you're a genius.‘
'Excellent! I listened to it without the video showing and after a while I thought I was listening to a real HHH! Thanks so much for bringing back to life the brilliant Hancock and his great supporting cast.'
“Just got home from this. Wow. Surreal, almost carbon copies of the original shows. Thank you, James, for bringing them all to life again x”
“@hurnjames Congratulations, what a fabulous show in Horsham this evening. We loved every minute of it. Jaw-dropping talent”
“Thank you, James excellent show, at the Churchill Bromley last night, the voices are spot on and James even does his own sound effects!
A real treat for Fans of Hancock and co the show is so authentic with all the incidental music
This is the closest we will get to seeing the man himself in person this side of East Cheam!”
“Brilliant performance of Hancock's Half Hour at the Buxton Fringe this evening. I particularly liked the Hattie Jacques voice”
Please check James work out on social media – Facebook – James Hurn The VoiceWizard, Twitter @HurnJames and YouTube – voicewizard. You can also visit his website on www.jameshurn.com
Here is a link to James most recent reviews -
This show is unreserved seating and tickets range from £13 concessions to £15 full price.