The Strange Tale Of Charlie Chaplin And Stan Laurel - Birmingham Rep
Dates & Times
Tue 25 Feb 20
7.45pm
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Wed 26 Feb 20
7.45pm
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Thu 27 Feb 20
7.45pm
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Fri 28 Feb 20
7.45pm
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Sat 29 Feb 20
2.45pm
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Sat 29 Feb 20
7.45pm
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  • Press Night
  • Post Show Discussion
  • Relaxed Performance
Description

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. 

Co-commissioned by the 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! 

Post Show Discussion 26 February

Performers

Sara Alexander
Nick Haverson
Jerone Marsh-Reid
Amalia Vitale

Creatives

Writer and Director Paul Hunter
Designer Ioana Curelea
Lighting Designer Aideen Malone
Composer Zoe Rahman
Physical Comedy Consultant Jos Houben
Song Arrangement Sophie Cotton
Dance Choreography Nuna Sandy for ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company
Assistant Director Andrea Cabrera Luna
From an idea by Irene Cotton

Theatre about as inventive, imaginative and fantastical as it gets

Time Out

There’s nothing quite like it… wild and funny with a serious core

The Times on My Perfect Mind

Anarchically inclusive joy… I now believe in the transformative power of theatre

The Sunday Times on Get Happy

Ticket Information

From £15

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Further Information
Post Show Discussion 27 February Relaxed Performance 28 February Running Time 90 minutes (no interval)

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