Charlie Chaplin's silent film Goldrush to be screened with London Mozart Players playing his score at Chelmsford Civic Theatre

PUBLISHED: 15:22 27 February 2019 | UPDATED: 15:25 27 February 2019

Charlie Chaplin's The Goldrush will be shown with an orchestra playing his score at Chelmsford Civic Theatre

Charlie Chaplin's The Goldrush will be shown with an orchestra playing his score at Chelmsford Civic Theatre

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Charlie Chaplin’s film, Goldrush with the London Mozart Players playing the score at Chelmsford Civic Theatre, March 8

Charlie Chaplin’s 1925, silent film, Goldrush with the London Mozart Players playing his Oscar-nominated score will be at Chelmsford Civic Theatre on Friday, March 8.

Chaplin drew inspiration from photos of the Klondike gold rush as well as from the story of a group who, when snowbound in the Sierra Nevada, were driven to cannibalism or eating the leather from their shoes.

Chaplin believed tragedy and comedy were closely linked and he decided to combine these stories of deprivation and horror in a comedy.

His famous little tramp figure would become a gold-digger facing sickness, hunger and loneliness. We see Chaplin cooking and dreaming of his shoe, and his starving friend Big Jim seeing him as a chicken.

It is the film that Chaplin said he wanted to be remembered for.

7.30pm. Tickets are £26.50, £22.50, £18.50. Concessions, £24, £20, £15. Under 16s and special concessions, £7, from 01245 606505 or www.chelmsford.gov.uk/theatres.

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