Inspired by our production, 
The Strange Tale of Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel, we've been working with underrepresented theatre makers to devise and create short films together, which capture the skill and spirit of silent movie comedy. 

We screened the films alongside live performances of the production across our 2019-20 tour, as well as online screenings in lockdown in summer 2020. 

You can watch the films we've already made below:

'Belgian Bun Bonanza' was created with 'Funky Llama' mentored artists and was screened at Theatre Royal, Plymouth in November 2019.



'Cops & Robbers' was created by Open Theatre artists and was screened at Birmingham Repertory Theatre in February 2020.

Open Theatre also hosted an online screening on 25th July 2020, which featured a longer 15 min version of 'Cops & Robbers' and two other short films made by Open Theatre participants. Click here for the audio described version of the screening and here for the version without audio description. 



'Come With Me Sunshine' was created by Hubbub Theatre artists and was screened at Birmingham Repertory Theatre in February 2020.


Please contact Participation Manager Natasha Bergg for more information.

The Silent Treatment is generously supported by:

Baily Thomas Charitable Trust

Clare Milne Trust

Derby City Council

Heart of England 'Jumping Through Hoops' Youth Fund

Norton Foundation

"A laugh is nothing to be sneezed at"  Greenberg, To Be Or Not to Be (1942)