If you don’t have chance to watch re-runs of Steptoe and Son at lunchtimes on UKGold (and can’t be bothered setting the video recorder and are too tight-fisted to go and buy the DVDs), why not treat yourself to a night out at the theatre to catch up with the comedy duo?
Steptoe and Son in Murder at Oil Drum Lane is on at the Comedy Theatre, London until the 22nd of April. In this new play, the loveable rag and bone men are played by Jake Nightingale (Harold) and Harry Dickamn (Albert) delivering uncanny impersonations of Harry H Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell.
Here’s the plot….
"The time is somewhere in the future. The Steptoe house is in the caring hands of the National Trust as the last remaining examples of a typical totters yard. Albert is long dead – killed in a fit of pique by Harold hurling an assegai through the door of the khazi. Harold has done a bunk to South America to escape being sentenced to the loony bin. But now, some years later, he slips back into the country to revisit the scene of the crime. Only to discover the ghost of Albert waiting for his return…
In a whirlwind of non- stop laughs , Harold and Albert are once again at each other’s throats as we get the full, unexpurgated account of their hilarious relationship from cradle to grave and beyond."
Or if only the orginal will do, throw a sickie and sit back and watch it on cable in the comfort of your own home.