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Custard Pie Ceremony with Live Score

In 1909, veteran comic Ben Turpin became the first film actor to get hit in the face with a custard pie. After that, everyone was at it, and it became a staple for silent comedies.

We’ll be celebrating the art of throwing the custard pie with a selection of silent and sound shorts and extracts from films from the 10s, 20s, and 30s. Featuring, amongst others, Mabel Normand and Fatty Arbuckle in A Noise from the Deep (1913), Charlie Chaplin in His Trysting Places (1914) and Behind the Screen (1916), and everyone’s favourite comedy duo Laurel & Hardy in The Battle of the Century (1927).

Pianist Meg Morley will accompany the films, whilst performer Katie O’Malley will orchestrate the ceremony. Fun for all the family.


Date :
Wednesday October 25th, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
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Event Tags:
custard pie, Funny Things, live score, silent comedy, slapstick
This event is part of Flatpack: Assemble


Newhampton Arts Centre
Dunkley Street
Wolverhampton, WV1 4AN
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01902 572 090


£5 Full Price, £3 Concession Book via Newhampton Arts Centre website.

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