Chaplin: Birth of a Tramp

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Studio at New Wimbledon Theatre

Thu 15 Apr - Sat 17 Apr 2021

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1 hour 50 minutes
incl. interval
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For over 100 years, Charlie Chaplin has been the world’s best-loved clown. His brilliant comic creation of "The Little Tramp" is the first and most recognisable cinematic icon in history. But his remarkable story of stardom and success has a darker side.

Studio at New Wimbledon Theatre

Thu 15 Apr - Sat 17 Apr 2021
93 The Broadway, Wimbledon, London SW19 1QG, UK
1 hour 50 minutes incl. interval
Thu - Sat at 19:45
For bookings of 10 or more please contact our group teams as below;
West End venues, Group Line 020 7206 1174 or email [email protected]
All other venues please call 020 7206 1179 or email [email protected]

“What a sad business, being funny” - Limelight (1952)

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 music hall, 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 the world’s most remarkable lives.

This production is being produced with the full endorsement of the Chaplin Estate and the Chaplin Family.

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Studio at New Wimbledon Theatre

93 The Broadway, Wimbledon, London SW19 1QG, UK
Wimbledon Rail, Tube (District Line & Tramlink Station). South Wimbledon Tube Station (Northern Line).
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 16:00
The box office remains open until 15 minutes after the start of a performance. On Sundays and bank holidays, the box office opens two hours before the show begins.
Take the opportunity to tread the boards of the Studio Theatre when you visit our bar, tucked away at the back of the stage.
There is no cloakroom available at this venue.

Studio at New Wimbledon Theatre is a 50-80 seat black box theatre, founded in 1994 in a ballroom where it is rumoured that Fred & Adele Astaire once danced. The Studio's particular achievement has been the development of work from new writers, comedians, directors and production companies.

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Studio at New Wimbledon Theatre

Thu 15 Apr - Sat 17 Apr 2021
93 The Broadway, Wimbledon, London SW19 1QG, UK
1 hour 50 minutes incl. interval
Thu - Sat at 19:45
For bookings of 10 or more please contact our group teams as below;
West End venues, Group Line 020 7206 1174 or email [email protected]
All other venues please call 020 7206 1179 or email [email protected]