It has been announced that the production will open at the Theatre Royal Bath on the 14th July, before embarking on a UK tour.

David Pugh, theatre company Told by an Idiot and Theatre Royal Bath Productions have confirmed that Charlie & Stan will be heading out on a UK tour prior to a West End run.

Written and directed by Paul Hunter, it will play at the Theatre Royal Bath from the 14th to the 24th July before heading to Cornwall’s Minack Theatre from the 1st August until the 12th August, with further dates to be announced.

In 1910, the then unknown Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel set sail on board a tramp steamer from Liverpool to New York as part of Fred Karno’s famous music hall troupe. On the voyage, they shared a cabin, they shared comedy routines, they shared laughter, but, by the end of the journey, they had drifted apart… yet they would both go on to become two of the biggest stars of the age.

Inspired by true events, Told By An Idiot’s Charlie & Stan explores the double act that nearly was, while honouring two of the best known comedians the world has known.

Talking about the news, producer David Pugh said that Charlie & Stan was: ” one of the most exciting shows I have ever worked on. I’m looking forward to taking it to audiences all over the world, but Bath and Cornwall get to see it ­first.”

The creative team for the production includes: designs by Ioana Curelea, with lighting design by Aideen Malone, video design by Dom Baker, original piano score by Mercury Award nominee Zoe Rahman and song arrangement by Sophie Cotton.  Jos Houben is physical comedy consultant and dance choreography is by Nuna Sandy for ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company.  

To keep up with all the latest information with regards to the UK tour visit: https://www.toldbyanidiot.org/charlieandstan