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Scaramouche Jones

Closed 11 Apr 2021

Online

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.
Scaramouche Jones - online starring Shane Richie

Image credit: Bonnie Britain

Show details

Synopsis


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.


Background, advisory warnings


Age suitability: Not available


Much-loved and multi-talented 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!) will take on the role of the titular tragic clown in the digital revival of Justin Butcher's absorbing solo show, Scaramouche Jones.


This is the latest production from Ginger Quiff Media - the OnCom award-winning team behind the acclaimed revivals of Martin Sherman's Rose starring Dame Maureen Lipman, and Little Wars (The Guardian and New York Times top picks) featuring Juliet Stevenson and Linda Bassett


Directed by Olivier Award-nominee Ian Talbot (The Pirates of Penzance, Regents Park Open Air Theatre; The Mousetrap, West End), this bizarre, comic, and heartfelt piece tells of a clown unmasked.*

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Dates


Previews from:Friday 26 March 2021

Closes:Sunday 11 April 2021

Performance days & times


Evening:
Streaming ‑ check schedule for details.

Intervals:1

Matinee:
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Intervals:1

Running time: 2 Hours including interval (approx)

Tickets


Standard:
£15 (plus booking fees) per stream

Cast


Shane Richie as Scaramouche Jones

Creatives


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

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