Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company and Belgrade Theatre Coventry present

Charlie Peace: His Amazing Life And Astounding Legend

By Michael Eaton

Friday 4 October - Saturday 19 October

Main House - Tickets: £7.50 - £27.50

2h30 including a 20 minute interval.

Details

The greatest celebrity villain of the Victorian age, Charlie Peace’s life became legend. He was a master of disguise, an accomplished musician and irresistibly attractive to women.

On the run, having murdered his lover’s husband, he holed up in the warrens of Nottingham’s Narrow Marsh. Drawing on the visual styles of Steampunk and Victoriana, and presented in the tradition of Victorian side-shows, this modern musical melodrama asks the question: Why, now as then, are we terrified of crime but fascinated by criminals?

Starring Peter Duncan as Charlie Peace and Norman Pace as the Showman, this world premiere by celebrated Nottingham writer Michael Eaton will feature traditional folk songs and the work of internationally renowned graphic artist, Eddie Campbell.

Media sponsor Nottingham Post

See the trailer for Charlie Peace

Can you catch him?

Interviews

Peter Duncan
Norman Pace
Peter Duncan and Norman on BBC Radio Nottingham (available until Tuesday 8 October)
Writer Michael Eaton talks to Leftlion

Read the rehearsal room blog

Neil Bull, Assistant Director on Charlie Peace, has been keeping a weekly blog of the rehearsal process, charting the process of how we craft and create an exciting piece of new theatre, from page to stage.

Before the rehearsals begin
A context of the times of Charlie Peace: Victorian Britain 1837 – 1901
Week one, part one – the first read through
Week one, part two – looking back to travelling theatre troupes
Week two, part one – it’s how you say it
Week two, part two – getting ‘sent down’ to the Galleries of Justice
Week three – a song flows into a scene; meeting Backstage Pass Members 

Nottingham Post follows progress of Charlie Peace

Setting the stage for a menacing life of Peace | 11-8-2013
A man for all season! | 15-8-0213
How Barney is creating Peace for our time | 29-8-2013
Charlie Peace: Read throughs begin at Nottingham Playhouse | 13-9-2013
Peter Duncan interview

Visit the Galleries of Justice Museum

Until Sunday 3 November, The Galleries of Justice Museum is staging a special exhibition on the life and crimes of the real Charlie Peace. Click here for more information.

Cast

Ensemble Charles De Bromhead
Charlie Peace Peter Duncan
Ensemble Nicholas Goode
Katherine/Susan Bridie Higson
Ensemble Alex Mugnaioni
Showman Norman Pace
Ensemble Philip Rham
Hannah/Ma Mia Soteriou

Creative Team

Director Giles Croft
Designer Barney George
Lighting Designer Nick Morris
Artist Eddie Campbell
Composer/Musical Director Jonathan Girling
Projection Designer William Simpson
Sound Designer Adam P McCready

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Dates & Times

Charlie Peace: His Amazing Life And Astounding Legend - Fri 4 Oct 7:45pm Fri 4 Oct Main House 7:45pm Hot Night £7.50 - £11
Charlie Peace: His Amazing Life And Astounding Legend - Sat 5 Oct 7:45pm Sat 5 Oct Main House 7:45pm £7.50 - £11
Charlie Peace: His Amazing Life And Astounding Legend - Mon 7 Oct 7:45pm Mon 7 Oct Main House 7:45pm Hot Night £7.50 - £11
Charlie Peace: His Amazing Life And Astounding Legend - Tue 8 Oct 7:45pm Tue 8 Oct Main House 7:45pm Press Night £8.50 - £25.50
Charlie Peace: His Amazing Life And Astounding Legend - Wed 9 Oct 7:45pm Wed 9 Oct Main House 7:45pm Audio Described Performance £8.50 - £25.50
Charlie Peace: His Amazing Life And Astounding Legend - Thu 10 Oct 7:45pm Thu 10 Oct Main House 7:45pm Captioned Performance £8.50 - £14
Charlie Peace: His Amazing Life And Astounding Legend - Fri 11 Oct 7:45pm Fri 11 Oct Main House 7:45pm Sign Interpreted £9.50 - £27.50
Charlie Peace: His Amazing Life And Astounding Legend - Sat 12 Oct 2:30pm Sat 12 Oct Main House 2:30pm £8.50 - £14
Charlie Peace: His Amazing Life And Astounding Legend - Sat 12 Oct 7:45pm Sat 12 Oct Main House 7:45pm £9.50 - £27.50
Charlie Peace: His Amazing Life And Astounding Legend - Tue 15 Oct 7:45pm Tue 15 Oct Main House 7:45pm £8.50 - £25.50
Charlie Peace: His Amazing Life And Astounding Legend - Wed 16 Oct 7:45pm Wed 16 Oct Main House 7:45pm £8.50 - £25.50
Charlie Peace: His Amazing Life And Astounding Legend - Thu 17 Oct 1:30pm Thu 17 Oct Main House 1:30pm Hot Night £8.50 - £14
Charlie Peace: His Amazing Life And Astounding Legend - Thu 17 Oct 7:45pm Thu 17 Oct Main House 7:45pm £8.50 - £25.50
Charlie Peace: His Amazing Life And Astounding Legend - Fri 18 Oct 7:45pm Fri 18 Oct Main House 7:45pm £9.50 - £27.50
Charlie Peace: His Amazing Life And Astounding Legend - Sat 19 Oct 7:45pm Sat 19 Oct Main House 7:45pm £9.50 - £27.50

Reviews

Cleverly done…entertaining

Nottingham Post

Quirky and delightful

The Stage

I’d highly recommend this play

LeftLion

The play is a good night’s entertainment and the whole package is an enjoyable spectacle.

Chad

…blending action and plenty of laughs…Charlie Peace is an excellent tale brilliantly performed and told by all involved

Nottingham Live

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