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Charlie Peace: His Amazing Life and Astounding Legend

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Charlie Peace: His Amazing Life and Astounding Legend

by Michael Eaton

Directed by Martin Berry
Composer and Musical Director Paul Barker
Music Director David Merriman
Choreographer Steve Elias
Assistant Director Sonnie Beckett

Designer Colin Mayes
Lighting Designer Jai Morjaria

Performed by MA Music Theatre students

Choreography Christina Ann Fulcher, MFA Movement: Directing and Teaching


Before Jack the Ripper, there was Charlie Peace: the most infamous villain in Victorian England. Michael Eaton's inventive and colourful play sees Charlie through the eyes of a raucous vaudeville entertainment, including original music by Paul Barker and newly unearthed historical material.

Recounting and re-examining how a philanderer, murderer and master of disguise came to fascinate and enthrall the public before and after death – this is a truly villainous Victorian vaudeville.


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Performances take place in the Webber Douglas Studio

13, 14, 15 February, 2.00pm and 7.00pm each day

NB: Tickets are non-refundable. Please check in with the box office 15 minutes prior to the start of the show where you will receive an entrance token.

Proof of eligibility is required for all concessionary rate tickets.

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama is fully wheelchair accessible, please speak with our box office team on 02077228183 if you have any further enquiries.

Event price

Tickets: £10/ £5 concessions. Complimentary tickets: industry and associated professionals

Event dates

13 Feb 2018 - 2:00pm to 15 Feb 2018 - 7:00pm

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