Chaplin: Birth Of A Tramp


Critically-acclaimed Arrows & Traps return with an examination of the relationship between experience and creativity, and invite you to discover how Chaplin spun personal tragedy into universal comedy.
Chaplin: Birth Of A Tramp at Jack Studio Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Jack Studio Theatre
Starts: Tuesday 4 February 2020
Closes: Saturday 22 February 2020
Running time:1 hr 50 mins
Age suitability: Not available

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Synopsis


What a sad business, being funny (Limelight, 1952)


For over 100 years, Charlie Chaplin has been the world's best-loved clown.


His brilliant comic creation of "The Little Tramp" is the first and most recognisable cinematic icon in history.


But his remarkable story of stardom and success has a darker side.


Raised in the horrific, grinding poverty of a Victorian slum, Charlie never knew the security of a stable family.


Whilst his parents destroyed themselves with disastrous ambition and unshakeable vice, Charlie was thrown at the mercy of the workhouse.


Desperate to escape his feral existence on the streets of South London, Charlie became captivated by the shining lights of music hall, and gradually began to see a way out.


Critically-acclaimed Arrows & Traps return with an examination of the relationship between experience and creativity, and invite you to discover how Chaplin spun personal tragedy into universal comedy, in a psychological exploration of one of the world's most remarkable lives.


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Postal address:
410 Brockley Road
London SE4 2DH

Box office tel: 0333 666 3366

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 4 February 2020

Closes:Saturday 22 February 2020

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Intervals:1

Matinee:
-

Tickets


Standard:
£16

Concessions:
£13

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Creatives


Author: Ross McGregor
Director: Ross McGregor
Production: Christopher Tester for Arrows & Traps Theatre

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