Full of humour, music and riotous fun Charlie Peace – His Amazing Life and Astounding Legend tells the story of one of the great villains of the Victorian age. He committed crime under many names and faces and ultimately this is the riotous story of how a villain can turn into a hero.
Cast in the role of Charlie Peace is actor and former Blue Peter presenter Peter Duncan. Peter began his career on stage joining Olivier’s National Theatre. After a stint in repertory theatre playing roles such as Billy Liar and Alan Strang in Equus, and a television career, he turned to musical theatre, appearing in Barnum, Me and my Girl and The Little Tramp. He has also performed in Macbeth and Fantastic Mr Fox at the Open Air Theatre, Regents Park, London.
The part of the ‘Showman’, in Charlie Peace, will be played by Norman Pace, famously part of the award winning comedy duo, Hale & Pace. His theatre credits include:_ Chicago the Musical_ (West End); Much Ado About Nothing and Twelfth Night (Outdoor Theatre); and Breakfast with Jonny Wilkinson (Menier Chocolate Factory). This will not be Norman’s first appearance at Nottingham Playhouse. He delighted audiences back in 2005 playing Vince in Satin ‘n’ Steel and again in 2009 in Our Man in Havana.
Completing the cast is Mia Soteriou,Bridie Higson, Phillip Rham, Nicholas Goode, Alex Mugnaioni and Charles De Bromhead.
Charlie Peace is written by celebrated Nottingham writer Michael Eaton and will also feature the work of internationally renowned graphic artist, Eddie Campbell, who is best known as the illustrator and publisher of the critically acclaimed From Hell graphic novel series.
Charlie Peace – His Amazing Life and Astounding Legend is a co-production with the Belgrade Theatre Coventry. The show premieres at Nottingham Playhouse on Friday 4 October and runs until Saturday 19 October. It then plays at Belgrade Theatre Coventry from Saturday 26 October until Saturday 16 November.