A man and a woman are sat on a barrel in the sea, they are holding an umbrella and have a little dog with them


Mon 20 - Sat 25 September 2021
Tickets £20-£35 *

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In 1910, the then unknown Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel set sail 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 they shared laughter…

Inspired by real life events, Told by an Idiot’s acclaimed production of Charlie and Stan is the remarkable story of the greatest double act that nearly was, and 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.

Running Time

Approximately 1 hour 20 minutes without an interval

General Guidance

Performance contains smoke and haze


Monday - Saturday, 7.30pm
and Thursday & Saturday, 2.30pm: £20/£25/£30/£35*

* All ticket prices include a £3 per ticket booking fee

Assisted Performances:

Audio Described performance: Thursday 23 September, 7:30pm

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


  • Charlie and Stan hug and stare into the camera, they both look shocked and are wearing bowler hats with a lifebuoy around their necks
  • Charlie and Stan stand, one of them is holding a bowler hat on their head and the other is holding a cane behind their back. A French Bulldog is sitting on the floor and looking through a lifebuoy.
  • Fred Karno holds Charlie and Stan puppets on string either side of him
  • Fred Karno, Charlie, Stan and a French Bulldog pose with a lifebuoy


Charlie and Stan

  • 'A sublime treat'

  • 'Magical'

  • 'Hilarious'