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Scaramouche Jones (Theatre Works, Melbourne)
First performed by celebrated English actor, the late Pete Postlethwaite in 2001, Scaramouche Jones broke box-office records in the UK and toured internationally. This brand new production features Colin Friels in his first solo theatre performance, and reunites him with influential film and theatre director Alkinos Tsilimidos, following their award-winning collaboration on 2012’s ‘Red’.
Butcher’s poignant tale begins as an ancient clown stops to reflect on the extraordinary fortunes of his life; orphaned on the wharfs in Trinidad, apprenticed to a travelling snake charmer and drawn into tragic circumstances as a gravedigger at Auschwitz. In turn, Scaramouche Jones explores some of the darkest episodes of the 20th Century and the universal themes of loneliness and family, albeit laced with the consummate wit of the circus clown.
For more details, visit: https://www.artscentremelbourne.com.au/whats-on/2018/theatre/scaramouche-jones
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