Comedy silents are golden

Published: 4 July 2021
Reporter: David Upton

Charlie and Stan

Charlie & Stan—a silent comedy about the greatest comedy duo that nearly was comes to The Lowry in Salford in September.

Producer David Pugh, theatre company Told by an Idiot and Theatre Royal Bath present the silent comedy from September 13–18.

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 music hall troupe.

On the voyage, they shared a cabin and comedy routines. By the end of the journey, they hated each other... yet would both go on to become two of the biggest stars of the age.

With an original piano score played live, Charlie & Stan is a homage to two men who changed the world of comedy forever.

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