Watch Monument to Charlie Chaplin – National Tour 2015

In Eldersfield – Chapter Two: Monument to Charlie Chaplin will be on tour around the UK between March 2015 and June 2015. About the projectAn evening at the cinema in 1941, interrupted by a miracle at wartime.During the summer of 2013, Kings of England made a 16mm film – a monument to Charlie Chaplin and a meditation on precarity and survival.

‘Monument’ is a short black and white movie, projected on 16mm reel, accompanied by an introduction from Kings of England featuring live music. A great night at the cinema for families, this short film is followed by a screening of Charlie Chaplin’s ‘The Great Dictator’.

This spring and summer, ‘Monument to Charlie Chaplin’ will be embark on a national tour. We would love for you to join us for one of the screenings.

Watch the trailer.

National Tour Dates 2015

Friday 6 March – Halton Mill, Lancashire

Saturday 7 March – Accrington Library, 

Thursday 16 April – Queens Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

Saturday 18 April – Clun Memorial Hall, Shropshire

Friday 1 May – Square Chapel, Halifax

Tuesday 12 May – Old Fire Station, Oxford

Wednesday 13 May – Battersea Arts Centre

Thursday 25 June – Hull Truck

The film is accompanied by a short presentation by the company, live music and followed by a screening of Charlie Chaplin’s seminal film, The Great Dictator.



Kings of England are: Rhiannon Armstrong, Simon Bowes, Alex Eisenberg and John Pinder, with Filmmaker Rosie Carr, Composer Nick Gill, Production Manager Emily Bignell. Produced by Pete Reed and Emma Beverley at The Performing Office, Ltd.

Performers: Jessica Mackenzie, Aleesha Neill, Freya Noman, Robert Shipley, Lacey Trebilcook-Shaw

Monument to Charlie Chaplin is the second part of ‘In Eldersfield’ – a ten-chapter, decade-long cycle of works all for the twentieth century, an ongoing performance project exploring the resonances of the recent past in the present. The project commenced in 2010.

The first chapter ‘Elegy For Paul Dirac’ was commissioned by SPILL Festival 2011 and premiered at the Barbican Centre, London.

In Eldersfield Chapter 2: Monument to Charlie Chaplin is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, Hull City Council and Hull Truck.