“The Immigrant” by Charles Chaplin and adapted for the stage by Chris Michael.
In 1917 Chaplin released a short film called The Immigrant. It is an optimistic story about people coming to America to start a new life.
Exactly one hundred years later, America has adopted the most controversial immigration policy in the nation’s history.
Chris Michael has lovingly recreated Chaplin’s original work and style, developing new content to reflect the harsh realities of modern migrants.
The result is a piece of theatre that is both hilarious and heartbreaking.
The performance contains no speaking and so is fully accessible to those with with hearing impairment.
“Beautifully timed buffoonery… skills honed to perfection.” – The Oxford Times on a previous production.
Suitable for 7 years old and over.