STEPTOE & SON
Troupe brings the laughs of Steptoe & Son to RSL’s stage
THE Acting Factory is changing its tempo on stage and revisiting an oldie but a goodie.
Following the success of The Hound of the Baskervilles, the Penrithbased acting group is presenting English classic Steptoe & Son.
The rag-and-bone fatherand-son traders will be showcased in a dinner show at Rooty Hill RSL on Fridays, December 2 and 9.
Steptoe & Son was a BBC comedy sitcom that ran from 1962-65 followed by a second run from 1970-74.
The program centres around two characters, a father and son, “who peddle their junk trade around Shepherd’s Bush in West London.
Albert, the father, has seen a lot of what life has to offer someone in his position and does not like it one bit.
Son Harold, on the other hand, has social ambitions and wants to move up in the world, mainly to escape the family home and his father.
However his plans are always foiled by his father.
The Acting Factory director Mark Bell reunites some of his talented cast from last year’s successful run of Fawlty Towers at Mamre House and adds some well-known talent.
“I get great enjoyment directing stage adaptations of classic British sitcoms and I am confident we can pull it off. From costumes to set, the audience will be transported to Shepherds Bush,” he said.
The Acting Factory will be performing two classic episodes from the series.
The Hound of the Baskervilles and (inset) the original Steptoe & Son.