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Scaramouche Jones with Tom Daply from 4 May
Tacit Theatre presents Scaramouche Jones, by Justin Butcher, at Theatre Delicatessen, a converted space near Bond Street, central London, from 4 to 22 May 2010.
This one-person play is directed by Jon Constant, designed by Leo Steele/Tom Daplyn, and stars Tom Daplyn as Scaramouche.
The Theatre Delicatessen space has been turned into a circus tent for the show.
Scaramouche Jones, a charismatic 99 year-old clown with a wealth of stories to tell from his journey through the ups and downs of the twentieth century. We meet our narrator as the festivities begin on millennium eve, his 100th birthday, and the night of his final and most important performance. He relates his birth at the turn of the 20th century in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, tells of his childhood in slavery, his rambling across Saharan Africa, his gypsy life in Milan, and his eventual arrival in London, the home of his mysterious English father. Along the way he meets a spectrum of characters, each with their own profound effect on his life.