Enjoy an Exclusive interview from Steptoe And Son West End….
The classic TV show was turned into a play at the Comedy Theatre in the West End.
The popular BBC television show which ran from 1962 to 1974 was set in the home of the two rag-and-bone men in Oil Drum Lane in London’s Shepherd’s Bush and ‘Steptoe And Son’ quickly built up a huge following. In the 1970s it inspired two spin-off films and a US version, ‘Sanford And Son’.
The story, which follows the relationship of a father and son, has been adapted by Emma Rice from the scripts of Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.
The original cast including Jake Nightingale (‘Harold’) and Harry Dickman (‘Albert’) will reprise their roles at The Comedy Theatre;
Here’s Steptoe’s creators Galton and Simpson….
Steptoe and Son in Murder at Oil Drum Lane is a play written by Ray Galton and John Antrobus that brought the Steptoe and Son saga to an end. It was first performed in 2005.
The title of the play was borrowed from the Swedish 1982 play Albert & Herbert: Mordet på Skolgatan 15 (meaning Albert & Harold : The Murder at Skolgatan 15) by Sten-Åke Cederhök, although in this play, the murder refers not to Albert but to their home in Haga, Gothenburg.
Recorded 2007 by Alex Belfield for Celebrity Radio & the BBC