[EN] 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.
» I now believe in the transformative power of theatre. The Sunday Times on Get Happy, Patricia Nicol
» There’s nothing quite like it [...] wild and funny with a serious core. The Times on My Perfect Mind, Libby Purves
» Theatre about as inventive, imaginative and fantastical as it gets. TimeOut, on Don’t Laugh It’s My Life, Jane Edwards
» Their work is never less than sublime. Independent, Paul Taylor
» A company with a gift for inventive physicality. Evening Standard, Henry Hitchings
Writer and Director Paul Hunter
DURÉE environ 1h35 (pas d'entracte)
Introduction to the play by Janine Goedert at 7.30pm before every performance (EN).
Adultes 25 €, 20 €, 15 € / Jeunes 8 € / Kulturpass bienvenu
Lieu: Théâtre des Capucins
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