RT @CamdenPT: "Safety is a priority. Comfort? No. Which is not to say Trigger Warning is just uncomfortable, it’s a lot of things." Check…
 
view counter

London International Mime Festival / Told by an Idiot: The Strange Tale of Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel at Wilton's Music Hall

At a glance
Add to calendar
Time 19:45
Date 14/01/20
Price £13

In 1910 the unknown Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel set sail for New York as part of Fred Karno's famous music hall troupe.

Tuesday 14 - Saturday 18 January, 19:45 | Thursday & Saturday matiness 15:00.

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.

(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!)

……………………………………………………………………………………….
COMPETITION: Win 1x pair of tickets to attend London International Mime Festival / Told by an Idiot: The Strange Tale of Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel at Wilton's Music Hall at 19:45 on Thursday 16 January 2020. To enter the competition, send an email to vienna@run-riot.com with the correct answer in the ‘subject’ line. The winner will be randomly selected.

Q: Which fellow comedian once said of Stan Laurel (at his funeral): "Chaplin wasn’t the funniest. I wasn’t the funniest. Stan Laurel was the funniest."?
A: .1) Harold Lloyd .2) Ben Turpin .3) Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle .4) Buster Keaton