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The Hat, The Cane, The Moustache (LivelyWood Pictures)

By | Published on Wednesday 7 August 2013

Ultimately amounting to half walking tour, half live documentary, ‘The Hat, The Cane, The Moustache’ is simply not quirky or charming enough to capture the spirit of Charlie Chaplin’s life and work. This one-man show is almost redeeming in its earnestness, but nothing about it is enchanting enough to stop the Chaplin quotes and semi-philosophical musings from coming across as platitude after platitude, or the message of the show from feeling incredibly cliché.  The actor’s transformation into the beloved 20th Century silent movie star’s most memorable and iconic character- the Little Tramp- is slow and tired. It’s an intimate production, but despite that, it ultimately falls a bit flat.

C too, until 26 Aug, 5.55pm.
tw rating 2/5 | [Otamere Guobadia]