The Strange Tale of Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel

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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, 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 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.
Approximate runtime 90minutes.
Age Advisory: 12+


Author Paul Hunter. Producer Told by an Idiot. Producer Theatre Royal Plymouth (with Royal & Derngate Northampton and Unity Theatre Liverpool). Director Paul Hunter. Design Ioana Curelea. Lighting Aideen Malone. Music Zoe Rahman. Other Sophie Cotton (song arrangements). Other Jos Houben (physical comedy consultant).
 

Tour details for The Strange Tale of Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel 2019

Between 14th November 2019 and 15th February 2020 this tour will visit 3 venues in Plymouth, Manchester and Newcastle upon Tyne. Current and future dates only. This production has already been seen in 1 venues since 21st January 2019.

Dates for The Strange Tale of Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel (Play) tour


Thu, 14th November 2019 to Sat, 30th November 2019
  Theatre Royal, Plymouth» {1}

Tue, 4th February 2020 to Sat, 8th February 2020
  Home Theatre (formerly Cornerhouse), Manchester»

Tue, 11th February 2020 to Sat, 15th February 2020
  Northern Stage, Newcastle upon Tyne» {1}
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