Acclaimed theatre, film and television actor Colin Friels stars in British playwright Justin Butcher’s extraordinary one-man play, Scaramouche Jones.
First performed by celebrated English actor, the late Pete Postlethwaite in 2001, Scaramouche Jones broke box-office records in the UK and toured internationally. This poignant tale begins as an ancient clown stops to reflect on the extraordinary fortunes of his life; orphaned on the wharfs in Trinidad, apprenticed to a travelling snake charmer and drawn into tragic circumstances as a gravedigger at Auschwitz.
In turn, Scaramouche Jones explores some of the darkest episodes of the 20th Century and the universal themes of loneliness and family, albeit laced with the consummate wit of the circus clown.
The 2019 Deakin University Theatre Season is proudly supported by Deakin University.
Thursday 17th October 8pm show includes a post show forum.