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A poignant celebration of two men who changed the world of comedy.

Inspired by real life events intertwined with a fantastical reimagining, Told by an Idiot’s acclaimed production about comedy legends Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel is to return in 2023.

This 80-minute jam-packed show is non-stop entertainment, and tells the true(ish) story of the greatest comedy double act that 'almost' was; Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel (the Laurel of Laurel and Hardy fame). It takes a look at the two year period they spent touring together before either became famous. Playing fast and loose with the facts and with an original piano score composed by Mercury Award Nominee Zoe Rahman played live each night, Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel is no nostalgic bio-drama, but a celebration of two men who changed the world of comedy forever. 

Kicking off the much-loved company’s 30th anniversary birthday celebrations, the tour will open as part of the 47th instalment of London International Mime Festival (LIMF) with a two and a half week London run before embarking on a national Spring tour.

This hilarious homage to the silent movie era, and to two young comedians on a voyage of self-discovery, is a guaranteed good night out not to be missed. 


Sara Alexander, Danielle Bird, Nick Haverson, Jerone Marsh Reid

Tour Dates

18 January - 4 February      Wilton's Music Hall, London

7 - 11 February                     Mercury Theatre, Colchester

14 - 18 February                   York Theatre Royal 

21 - 25 February                   MAST Mayflower Studios, Southampton

28 February - 4 March         Derby Theatre

Further Information:  Told by an Idiot