Told by an Idiot
Spectacle sans paroles

[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
Designer Ioana Curelea (Naomi Wilkinson Award for Stage Design 2019)
Lighting Designer Aideen Malone
Composer Zoe Rahman
Physical Comedy Consultant Jos Houben
Song Arrangement Sophie Cotton
Dance Choreography Nuna Sandy (Zoonation: The Kate Prince Company)
From an idea by Irene Cotton
with additional material from the company

Cast Sara Alexander, Nick Haverson, Jerone Marsh-Reid, Amalia Vitale

A Told by an Idiot and Theatre Royal Plymouth
production with Royal & Derngate, Northampton and Unity Theatre, Liverpool

Created by Told by an Idiot





Jeudi 9 JANVIER 2020 à 20h00 (tickets)
Vendredi 10 JANVIER 2020 à 20h00 (tickets)

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

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!

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