Thursday 16th January at 3pm, Wilton's Music Hall
Silent film meets comedy in Told by an Idiot's hilarious and deeply moving tribute to two men who changed the world of comedy forever.
In 1910 the unknown Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel set sail for New York as part of Fred Karno's famous music hall troupe. On this journey, Charlie and Stan shared a cabin and then spent two years together touring North America, with Stan as Charlie’s understudy. Stan returned home, later finding success with his soulmate Oliver Hardy. Charlie developed his Little Tramp character and within five years became one of the most famous figures in the world.
In Charlie Chaplin’s highly detailed autobiography Stan Laurel is never mentioned. Stan talked about Charlie all his life.
Part of London International Mime Festival.
This relaxed performance is perfect for any audience member who would benefit from a more comfortable environment, including those on the Autistic Spectrum and those with learning disabilities. We encourage and create an atmosphere where everyone feels safe and able to react to a show as they wish. During this performance, audience members are able to leave and re-enter the theatre at any time and house lights will be raised so the auditorium is not completely dark. We also make a few adjustments to the production (including sound and lighting) to ensure that the performance is as accessible as possible.