CHAPLIN: BIRTH OF A TRAMP

UK TOUR

Written & Directed by Ross McGregor

Produced by Chris Tester

Critically-acclaimed Arrows & Traps return with an examination of the relationship between experience and creativity, and invite you to discover how Chaplin spun personal tragedy into universal comedy, in a psychological exploration of one of the world’s most remarkable lives.


4th - 22nd February 2020 -

Jack Studio Theatre, London

10th April 2020 - Kenton Theatre, Henley-on-Thames

13th April 2020 - The Acorn, Penzance

15th April 2020 - The Old Rep Theatre, Birmingham

16th April 2020 - The Y Theatre, Leicester

17th April 2020 - Hanger Farm Arts Centre, Southampton​

22nd April 2020 - Stantonbury Theatre, Milton Keynes

23rd April 2020 - Stamford Corn Exchange Theatre

30th April - 2nd May 2020 - Studio @ New Wimbledon Theatre

8th May 2020 - Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis 

14th May 2020 - The Plough Arts Centre, Torrington

16th May 2020 - Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond

21st May 2020 - The Plowright Theatre, Scunthorpe

22nd May 2020 - Middlesbrough Theatre

28th May 2020 - Dorchester Arts, Dorchester

29th May 2020 - Waterside, Sale

4th - 5th June 2020 - Mill Studio, Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford


6th June 2020 - The Place, Bedford


13th - 14th June 2020 - The Epstein Theatre, Liverpool


17th June 2020 - The Mumford Theatre, Cambridge 

“What a sad business, being funny”  - “Limelight” (1952)


For over 100 years, Charlie Chaplin has been the world’s best-loved clown.  His brilliant comic creation of "The Little Tramp" is the first and most recognisable cinematic icon in history.  But his remarkable story of stardom and success has a darker side.


Raised in the horrific, grinding poverty of a Victorian slum, Charlie never knew the security of a stable family.  Whilst his parents destroyed themselves with disastrous ambition and unshakeable vice, Charlie was thrown at the mercy of the workhouse.  Desperate to escape his feral existence on the streets of South London, Charlie became captivated by the shining lights of music hall, and gradually began to see a way out.

 

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