Charlie Chaplin: The Circus
The Circus won Charles Chaplin his first Academy Award in 1929 for ‘Versatility and genius in writing, acting, directing and producing’. Engaged as a clown by a travelling circus, Charlie falls in love with the ill-treated daughter of The Circus proprietor, but meets a rival in the handsome new tight-rope walker. Memorable moments abound heightened by Chaplin’s own musical score that will be performed live by the WSO. As an added bonus, we’ll see and hear Kid Auto Races at Venice – Chaplin’s first appearance as the “Little Tramp” marking its 100th anniversary with an all- new musical score.
Julian Pellicano, conductor