Main House

Charlie and Stan

Produced by David Pugh, Told by an Idiot and TRB Productions
  • 14 - 24 July
Charlie and Stan

Event Information

Monday - Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees Thursday & Saturday 2.30pm

Wed 14 — Sat 24 Jul

In 1910, the then unknown Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel set sail onboard a 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 by the end of the journey they had drifted apart… but they would both go on to become two of 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.

CHARLIE AND STAN is produced by Theatre Royal Bath Productions, Told by an Idiot and David Pugh, the Olivier and Tony award winning producer of Art, Calendar Girls and The Play What I Wrote. David says that Charlie and Stan is “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 gets to see it first.”

This “blissful entertainment” (Daily Telegraph) opens at Theatre Royal Bath prior to London’s glittering West End.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “This fantasia on Chaplin and Laurel… is seldom less than magical” Guardian

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Invention stuffed and music crammed… A glimpse of the double act that could have been in this silly, sublime treat” Daily Telegraph


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Hilarious… A riotous masterclass in storytelling” WhatsOnStage

Originally produced by Told by an Idiot and Theatre Royal Plymouth, in association with Royal & Derngate, Northampton and Unity Theatre, Liverpool

Wednesday 14 July – Saturday 24 July

Evenings 7.30pm

Matinees Thursday & Saturday 2.30pm

Tickets from £23

Children best seats £22.50


Minack Theatre, Cornwall

1 – 12 August

Charlie & Stan | Minack Theatre

Tickets on sale Monday 12 April

Originally produced by Told by an Idiot and Theatre Royal Plymouth, in association with Royal & Derngate, Northampton and Unity Theatre, Liverpool

Box Office phonelines are currently open from 10am – 6pm Monday – Saturday.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance, unless otherwise stated.

Tickets for Main House productions may include a £2 building levy.

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A booking fee of £1.75 per ticket applies to all bookings.

Standby tickets and standing spaces are currently unavailable

There is a lift for wheelchair users from the Theatre foyer to the Stalls and Royal Circle levels. The Dress Circle and Grand Circle are stair access only.

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