Charlie Chaplin to charm Plimmerton
Charlie Chaplin is coming to Plimmerton.
The inimitable ‘‘Little Tramp’’ will appear on-screen at Mana Little Theatre in The No RiffRaff Taupo Swamp Show, a variety show with elements of revue.
Chaplin’s 1917 silent short comedy, Easy Street, will be accompanied by pianist Gilbert Haisman, who will also give solo piano and spoken word performances.
Haisman will co- host the evening with comedian Dave Smith, who is expected to entertain audiences with insights on Kiwi culture, politics and the media.
The show will also feature Plimmerton- based quartet Unresolved As, who will play a combination of country, folk and jazz on instruments from mandolin to sousaphone.
The specially crafted Plimmerton Waltz, by Niels Gedge, will resonate with audiences for the first time.
The No Riff-Raff Taupo Swamp Show, Mana Little Theatre, 9 Sunset Pde, Plimmerton. Performances, Friday and Saturday, May 9 and 10, 7.30pm. Entry $20 or $15 concession.
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