Apollo Theatre Company presents
Cult Figure: Kenneth Williams
Written and Performed by Colin Elmer
Directed by Tim Astley
Kenneth Williams was one of the most unique and beloved figures in British comedy history. From show stealing performances on the radio in Hancock’s Half Hour and Round the Horne and over twenty years of starring in the Carry On films to becoming the darling of the chat shows, Williams was a rare talent who could turn from broad slapstick to erudite wit in a split second.
Celebrated actor and impressionist, Colin Elmer, who played Kenneth Williams in the UK tours of Round the Horne and Hancock’s Half Hour, reprises his role in this new production, telling the great man’s story in his own words, using anecdotes, writings and some of the material for which the comedy legend was so well-known.
So stop messing about and join us for a hilarious and engaging evening in the company of a true cult figure.
“funny, fast-paced and… beautifully performed” – Birmingham Review
“Colin Elmer’s Kenneth Williams was hilarious and endearing” – Reading Chronicle on ‘Round the Horne’
“a performance which relies on finely-observed respect rather than pure mimicry” – Get West London on ‘Round the Horne’
“[Elmer] replicates the mannerisms, facial gestures and, most importantly, the voice brilliantly” – The Reviews Hub on ‘Round the Horne’