Film Orchestrated: Silent Slapsticks

Thu, 2nd Nov 2023

Our Film Orchestrated series is back, and this time, we’re bringing you a captivating programme of comedy silent movies, each accompanied live by a 15-piece orchestra.

This event marks the eagerly awaited second installment of BCO's residency at Brixton's iconic Ritzy cinema, following the fantastic response to our Halloween screening of Dreyer's 'Vampyr' and Disney's 'Skeleton Dance' in 2022.

Get ready for hilarious classic sketches from the likes of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, enhanced by a unique blend of historical soundtracks, live improvisation, and fresh compositions. We’ll also be screening René Clair's masterpiece of early surrealist cinema, ‘Entr'acte’, featuring the original soundtrack by Erik Satie.

And that’s not all! We have comedian Darran Griffiths ready to take the stage to compere the evening and every ticket comes with a free can of beer from Brixton Brewery.


The Dance of the Comedians - Smetana

Scrolling (Compilation of early shorts)
With improvised soundtrack from the BCO

Behind the Screen - Charlie Chaplin
With a new soundtrack by Misha Mulov-Abbado

Entr’Acte - René Clair
With the original soundtrack by Erik Satie

The Goat - Buster Keaton
With a new soundtrack by Matthew O’Keeffe

This event is sponsored by Brixton Brewery and supported by the Backstage Trust.
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