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England is cautiously moving out of national lockdown due to the coronavirus epidemic, but London theatres remain closed to audiences.
The government has not announced firm dates for theatres to open in England, though a suggested date for indoor performances to restart has been given as 17 May 2021, with capacity restrictions.
Larger theatres may be back with full capacity audiences from 21 June.
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Closed 11 Apr 2021
Image credit: Bonnie Britain
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.
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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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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