A highlight of this year’s London Comedy Film Festival was our world premiere performance of The Day Off, the legendary lost Tony Hancock screenplay by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson. With Hancock at the peak of his talent, the film was set to be a hit. But he rejected the script, wanting a more international story. A disappointed Galton and Simpson put it in a filing cabinet, where it remained… until now.
Here’s an extract from the performance starring Tom Goodman-Hill as Tony with Kevin Eldon, Morwenna Banks and Susy Kane, on the night it was followed by a Q&A with Ray and Alan.