wow what a show!
Charlie Chaplin – the Return!
Following our premiere in the Pavilion in 2015, which celebrated the centenary of the first appearance of the Little Tramp, and our acclaimed transfer to the Cinema Museum in London the following year, Arts Dream is bringing Charlie Chaplin back to Selsey. A live performance at last! One to brighten your lives, one not to be missed!
The beautiful St Peter’s Hall was transformed into the most amazing atmospheric space with colourful costumes and props reflecting the Charlie Chaplin era. Stunning actors, original Little Tramp film clips, live music, songs from the golden age of Hollywood and a lovely story take you on a fantastic journey celebrating the work of a true cinema genius, made this an excellent evening out!
180 people saw the Production and we received some wonderful audience comments am proud to have been part of this life enhancing production.
‘If we had to leave opera aside, then my two all- time favourite theatre experiences are Anything Goes and Charlie. The Clog Dance was one of the most memorable scenes in have ever seen on a stage- or a Church -hall floor’
‘If I had to list the three most memorable theatre evenings I have ever experienced, they would be the Scottish Opera production of Der Rosenkavalier at the Glasgow Theatre Royal in 2012, Anything Goes by Triple Threat and Charlie - The Return. I list them chronologically, rather than in order of merit’ "Spellbinding! So intimate. So emotional. So enjoyable" "Selsey is lucky to have the talent and courage to put on a musical show about Charlie Chaplin "It lifted us out of lockdown melancholy" "Best evening out ever" "Great story - learnt a lot about Chaplin" "We cried - it was just such a special evening - our first evening out since Covid began. A big thank you to the cast for a wonderful performance ..." "Amazing acting. Selsey is lucky that young people can be so professional in our little town "
‘Wow wow, what a show, absolutely amazed by the standard of the work and the attitude of the young people keeping to all those rules and regulations, yet doing what they had to do and it was so so moving . Arts Dream you rock!
“So professional with all the Covid stuff. The space smelt like a swimming pool but understand now that the whole space had been sprayed prior to us coming in. I felt so safe I did cry throughout it not only about what the story meant but what all the cast had to go through to be able to do it. Fantastic value for money at £10.00
Check out reviews and photographs of the 2015 performance at the Pavilion and the 2016 Cinema Museum ProductionTheatre/ Charlie Chaplin 2020
Some photographs of the show!