“Beautifully timed buffoonery…skills honed to perfection” – The Oxford Times.
A hilarious and heartwarming slapstick comedy inspired by Charlie Chaplin’s original film. This delightful show tells the story of people starting a new life in the West today.
Based on hundreds of accounts of what it is like to come to live in an unfamiliar culture, the show is about the universal experience of trying to fit in when you stand out.
Exactly one hundred years after the release of Chaplin’s film, the US passed the most controversial immigration policy in recent history. The experience of people going to live in America today is in stark contrast to Chaplin’s optimistic portrayal of hope and expectation. Chris Michael has captured the spirit of the original film and reworked the content to tell a story of modern times.
Chris has worked as a professional visual comedian all over the UK for nineteen years performing over 4000 shows in theatre, circus, cabaret, festivals and schools. In 2000 he was the first clown to perform with the renowned Gifford’s Circus.
The show is fully accessible for deaf audiences.