TAKING CHARLIE – Goofus Theatre
The year is 1978. A newspaper reports: “The coffin containing the body of Charlie Chaplin – missing since his grave was robbed 11 weeks ago – has been found. It was dug up from a field about a mile away from the Chaplin home in Corsier, Switzerland. The legendary comedian died on Christmas Day last year, aged 88. He was buried two days later in the village of Corsier in the hills above Lake Geneva. Swiss police have arrested two men – a Pole aged 24 and a Bulgarian aged 38 – and say they have confessed to stealing the coffin and reburying it. Names of the accused have not been released, but police say they are both motor mechanics. They were traced after police kept a watch on 200 phone kiosks and tapped the Chaplins’ phone after the family received ransom demands of £400,000 for return of the body after it went missing in March.”
This is their story.
Written by Neil Warhurst
Created and Devised by the company
This is Goofus’ first tour the production is supported using public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
*** CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE AND SCENES OF A SEXUAL NATURE – RECOMMENDED AGE 12+ ***
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