Charlie and Stan

Sunday 15 August 2021

Prior to London's West End

David Pugh, Told by an Idiot and Theatre Royal Bath Productions present

Written and Directed by Paul Hunter

In 1910, the then unknown  Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel set sail onboard 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 and they shared laughter but by the end of the journey they had drifted apart...yet they would both go on to become the biggest stars of the age.


Inspired by real life events, Told by an Idiot’s acclaimed production of Charlie and Stan is the remarkable story of the greatest comedy double act that nearly was. With an original piano score played live every night, Charlie and Stan is a hilarious and deeply moving homage to two men who changed the world of comedy forever.

Told by an Idiot have garnered critical acclaim and devoted audiences worldwide for their wonderfully theatrical shows. With Charlie and Stan they have uncovered a hidden and poignant chapter of comedy history shining an unusual light on a pair of show business legends.


This “blissful entertainment” (Daily Telegraph) is coming to CITY prior to London’s glittering West End. 

Watch a trailer here:                                                                                                                                         

“Invention stuffed and music crammed.

A glimpse of the double that could have been in this silly, sublime treat”
Daily Telegraph


“Seldom less than magical”

The Guardian

This is not a black-tie performance, but kudos to anyone who arrives wearing a bowler hat!
The afternoon begins with an opportunity to enjoy a picnic on the theatre lawn and the south garden of Bretforton Grange. There will be a reception where you can enjoy a glass of Pimms on the theatre lawn before the matinee performance begins.
Picnics for two people can be pre-ordered from us or feel free to bring your own.

Picnics from: 1.00pm
Reception: 2.15pm
Curtain up: 3.00pm
Carriages: 5.00pm (approx)

Tickets: £35 
Concessions (under 16's): £25
Picnic (for two people): £30

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