Hancock at the Royal Festival Hall

King Lear

Comedian Tony Hancock performing in sketches at the Royal Festival Hall, London. In one sketch Hancock appears as Lear with Joe Ritchie as the Fool, both in cod Elizabethan costume (mid-way through the routine they swap roles and then back again). Lear attempts a comic delivery of part of Lear’s speech in Act 3 Scene 2 ‘Blow winds and crack your cheeks’ (Hancock actually announces Act 2 Scene 2).


Licence: ERA Licence required

  • Type: Entertainment, Plays
  • Channel: BBC Two
  • Duration: 49'00''
  • Broadcast date: 1966

UK only
Staff and students of licensed education establishments only
Cannot be adapted

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