Please note this event has been rescheduled from Thursday 2 April 2020

This performance has a run time of 50 minutes, with no interval.

Cult instrumental group Haiku Salut perform an original contemporary live score to Buster Keaton’s 1926 legendary comedy classic, ‘The General’, regularly named as one of the greatest films ever made, and a landmark of silent cinema. The group perform to Cohen Media’s stunning 4K restoration, hailed by Total Film as “a jaw-plunging blend of physical dexterity and bravura movie-making”. Haiku Salut (Gemma Barkerwood, Sophie Barkerwood and Louise Croft) describe themselves as “an instrumental dream-pop-post-folk-neo-everything trio from the Derbyshire Dales”. They play sccordion, piano, glockenspiel, trumpet, guitar, ukelele, drums, melodica and “loopery and laptoppery”.

The Buster Keaton Picture Show was created and commissioned by Nottingham Contemporary’s The Screen at Contemporary and supported by BFI Comedy Genius Seasonxxx

“Perhaps the greatest film ever made” Orson Welles

Part of Filmic 2020

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Why not pre-order a sharing platter or soup to enjoy ahead of the concert?

Bookable here or via the link above with your tickets, up to 48 hours ahead of the event.

With soup, bar snacks and ice cream available to order on the night.

Thursday 1 April 2021

Haiku Salut presents The Buster Keaton Picture Show


A 5% booking fee applies online and over the phone. A £2 postage fee is charged where applicable.

Recommended Age: 14+

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