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Robert Lindsay Comes to Bristol Old Vic for Slapstick Festival

Slapstick Festival returns to the city this week. It’s the UK’s biggest festival of silent and classic comedy.

Making his Slapstick Festival debut this year is actor Robert Lindsay. With two BAFTAs, two Olivier Awards and a Tony to his name, Lindsay is an actor who’s appeared in a wide range of shows, theatre and sitcoms. Whilst he’s turned his hand to everything from thrillers, musicals and Shakespeare, It’s perhaps My Family and Citizen Smith for which he is most loved.

Lindsay will be at the Bristol Old Vic to receive the Aardman Slapstick Award for Comedy Excellence on Sunday 18 February 2024. He will be sharing stories from his long-running career before receiving a specially made Morph. The award has been made by Aardman model-makers and inspired by his portrayal of Wolfie ‘Power To the People’ Smith in Citizen Smith.

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