CHAPLIN: BIRTH OF A TRAMP
Written & Directed by Ross McGregor
Produced by Chris Tester
Critically-acclaimed Arrows & Traps return with a brilliantly vibrant and heart-felt musical experience about the relationship between experience and creativity, and invite you to discover how Chaplin spun personal tragedy into universal comedy, in a moving and joyful exploration of one of the world’s most remarkable lives.
31st March 2021
The Y Theatre, Leicester
2nd - 3rd April 2021
The Old Rep Theatre, Birmingham
8th April 2021
Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis
15th - 17th April 2021
Studio @ New Wimbledon Theatre
21st April 2021
23rd - 24th April 2021
Epstein Theatre, Liverpool
27th April 2021
Stantonbury Theatre, Milton Keynes
1st May 2021
Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond
2nd May 2021
Plowright Theatre, Scunthorpe
“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 most recognisable cinematic icon in history. But his remarkable story to stardom and success had a humble beginning.
Raised in the merciless poverty of a Victorian slum, Charlie never knew the security of a normal family. Raised by his unstable mother, and abandoned by his alcoholic father, Charlie was thrown at the mercy of the workhouse. Desperate to escape his fragile existence on the streets of South London, Charlie became captivated by the shining lights of music hall, and gradually began to see a path to salvation. A way to make the world laugh.