Stage and screen actor Shane Richie is to star in the digital revival of Justin Butcher’s one-man show Scaramouche Jones.
Shane Richie takes on the role made famous by the late great Pete Postlethwaite. Directed by Olivier Award-nominee Ian Talbot, this bizarre, comic, and heartfelt piece tells of a clown unmasked. Butcher’s magical storytelling bursts with exoticism and lyrical prose as Scaramouche finds himself caught in the riptides of a cruel and changing world.
This powerful one-man drama recounts an epic and mesmerising tale of a life shaped by extraordinary misfortunes, from the shores of Trinidad to England by way of slave ships, Italian royalty, and Croatian concentration camps. A witness to pivotal moments of the 20th century, Scaramouche finds himself at the dawn of a new millennium, marking his own centenary and preparing for death.
Shane Richie comments, I am honoured to walk in the footsteps of the legendary actor Pete Postlethwaite and take on the role of Scaramouche Jones in Justin Butcher’s amazing play.
Scaramouche Jones or The Seven White Masks will be presented on Stream.Theatre from 26 March – 11 April 2021.