Royal & Derngate: The Strange Tale Of Charlie Chaplin & Stan Laurel

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. 

In Charlie Chaplin’s highly detailed autobiography Stan Laurel is never mentioned. Stan talked about Charlie all his life.

Playing fast and loose with the facts and with an original piano score composed by Mercury Award-Nominee Zoe Rahman played live each night,?The Strange Tale of Charlie Chaplin And Stan Laurel ?is no nostalgic bio-drama, but a?hilarious and deeply moving?homage to two men who changed the world of comedy forever. 

The Strange Tale of Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel takes to the Royal stage between Tuesday 10th and Saturday 21st March. Tickets priced from £11* and can be booked by calling the Box Office on 01604 624811 or online at

* A charge of £3.50 applies for all transactions over £20. Does not apply to Groups, Friends, Disabled Patrons or Subscribers and is per-transaction, not per-ticket.