Scaramouche Jones starring Shane Richie

London theatre news: Tuesday 16 March 2021

Online - Streaming

Shane Richie takes on the role of the titular tragic clown in the digital revival of Justin Butcher's solo show, Scaramouche Jones.
Scaramouche Jones - online starring Shane Richie

Image credit: Bonnie Britain

Stage and screen actor Shane Richie (EastEnders; The Entertainer; One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest; I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here) takes on the role of the titular tragic clown in a digital revival of Justin Butcher's solo show, Scaramouche Jones.

The latest production from Ginger Quiff Media, the show was filmed at a London theatre and will be streamed on Stream.Theatre from 26 March to 11 April 2021.

Mr Richie is tackling a role made famous by the late, great Pete Postlethwaite and the show is directed by Olivier Award-nominee Ian Talbot (The Pirates of Penzance, Regents Park Open Air Theatre; The Mousetrap, West End).

Thomas Hopkins and Michael Quinn of Ginger Quiff Media said ...

"We're thrilled to continue to expand our digital portfolio, with what we consider to be one of the greatest British plays.

It's exciting to be working with Shane to bring the character of Scaramouche Jones to life on stage and straight into your living rooms."

Shane Richie commented ...

"I am honoured to walk in the footsteps of the legendary actor Pete Postlethwaite and take on the role of Scaramouche Jones in Justin Butcher's amazing play."

Show listing information


This powerful one-man drama recounts an epic and mesmerising tale of a life shaped by extraordinary misfortunes, from the shores of Trinidad to England by way of slave ships, Italian royalty, and Croatian concentration camps.

A witness to pivotal moments of the 20th century, Scaramouche finds himself at the dawn of a new millennium, marking his own centenary and preparing for death.

Butcher's magical storytelling bursts with exoticism and lyrical prose as Scaramouche finds himself caught in the riptides of a cruel and changing world.


Shane Richie as Scaramouche Jones


Author: Justin Butcher
Director: Ian Talbot
Designer: Andrew Exeter
Video designer: Stream.Theatre (video editing)
Production: Thomas Hopkins & Michael Quinn for Ginger Quiff Media, Amy Hart, Guy Chapman, and Bailey Harris-Kelly with Stream.Theatre




From: Friday 26 March 2021

Closed: Sunday 11 April 2021


Standard: £15 (plus booking fees) per stream


Show website
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