Custard Pie Ceremony with Live Score
Celebrating the art of throwing the custard pie with a selection of silent and sound shorts and extracts
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.
PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED