I, The Dictator (3 stars)

This article is from 2011.

I, The Dictator

Enjoyable one-man performance on encounter between Charlie Chaplin and Hitler

One can’t help but reflect that Romuald Wicza-Pokojski’s production which speaks of Charlie Chaplin’s (Krystian Wieczynski) encounter with Hitler’s henchmen while he struggled for money to complete The Great Dictator, loses a little in translation from its original Polish. For all that, it’s an enjoyable one-man performance with a fascinating story to tell about the collision between politics and art.

New Town Theatre, 220 0143, until 28 Aug, 2pm, £10–£12 (£8–£10).

I, the Dictator

  • 3 stars

Charlie Chaplin prepares for the last scene of the film The Great Dictator. Avant-vaudeville show about the desperate strength of power. An artist against the authorities and a man struggling with his weaknesses, must make a crucial career decision. Using tap-dance, jazz, mime and an expressive visual style that creates…

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