Remember the old days of silent cinema, before ‘talkies? When all the music and sound effects would be provided live by performers following the on-screen action closely? Of course you don’t – but this weekend you’ve a chance to find out just what it was like, with many laughs along the way.
West End musician and performer David Watts is bringing his show ‘The Silent Movie Experience’ to Brighton Komedia – where you’ll get to see screenings of classic silent comedies from the likes of Charlie Chaplin and Harold Lloyd accompanied by his honky-tonk piano, breakbeat percussion and live sound effects.
The show is returning to Brighton following successful runs at the Brighton Fringe Festival in 2010 and 2011 and garnered rave reviews from the likes of Latest 7 and The Argus, who said “audiences of all ages were enthralled… brilliant live soundtracks”.
As well as bringing the silent era to the masses, David’s work has taken in various areas of the music business such as TV, radio, solo albums and theatre (he was also musical director for the West End production of ‘Cats’).
This weekend however, David will be your guide, compere, foley artist and musical accompaniment for some truly classic cinema.
The Silent Movie Experience is at Komedia Studio Bar this Saturday (Nov 19th) at 6pm, then again on Saturday December 10th. For tickets, visit the Komedia site here or for more details visit the event’s website here.