The Strange Tale of Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel


In 1910 the unknown Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel set sail for New York as part of Fred Karno's famous music hall troupe. On this journey, Charlie and Stan shared a cabin and then spent two years together touring North America.
The Strange Tale of Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel at Wilton's Music Hall

Image: Wilton's Music Hall


Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Wilton's Music Hall
Festival:London International Mime Festival 2020
Starts: Tuesday 14 January 2020
Closes: Saturday 18 January 2020
Running time:1 hr 30 mins
Age suitability: 14+

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Background


Co-commissioned by London International Mime Festival


The events in this play are fictional. This play is certainly not endorsed by the estates of Charlie Chaplin, Stan Laurel or anyone else for that matter!


Synopsis


In 1910 the unknown Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel set sail for New York as part of Fred Karno's famous music hall troupe.


On this journey, Charlie and Stan shared a cabin and then spent two years together touring North America, with Stan as Charlie's understudy.


Stan returned home, later finding success with his soulmate Oliver Hardy.


Charlie developed his Little Tramp character and within five years became one of the most famous figures in the world.


In Charlie Chaplin's highly detailed autobiography Stan Laurel is never mentioned.


Stan talked about Charlie all his life.


Playing fast and loose with the facts and with an original piano score composed by Mercury Award Nominee Zoe Rahman played live each night, The Strange Tale of Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel is no nostalgic bio-drama, but a hilarious and deeply moving homage to two men who changed the world of comedy forever.


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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 14 January 2020

Closes:Saturday 18 January 2020

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑45pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑45pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑45pm

Friday ‑ 7‑45pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑45pm


Matinee:

Thursday - 3-00pm

Saturday - 3-00pm


Tickets


Standard:
£13 - £28

Concessions:
£10.50 - £25.50

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Access information


Relaxed performance on Thursday 16th January at 2.30pm.

Cast


Sara Alexander

Nick Haverson

Jerone Marsh-Reid

Amalia Vitale


Creatives


Author: Paul Hunter, from an idea by Irene Cotton, with additional material from the company
Composer: Zoe Rahman
Director: Paul Hunter
Designer: Ioana Curelea
Lighting: Aideen Malone
Production: A Told by an Idiot and Theatre Royal Plymouth production

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