CHAPLIN: Birth of a Tramp
Written and Directed by Ross McGregor
Produced by Christopher Tester
For over 100 years, Charlie Chaplin has been the world’s best-loved clown.His brilliant comic creationof "The Little Tramp" is the first andmost recognisable cinematic icon in history.Buthis remarkable story of star domand success has a darkerside. 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 vaudeville,and gradually began to see a way out.
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 theworld’s most remarkable lives.This production is being produced with the full endorsement of the Chaplin Estate and the Chaplin Family.
Running time-110minutes,including a 15-minute interval.
No age restriction.