Shane Richie to star in digital revival of Scaramouche Jones or the Seven White Masks | 26 March – 11 April 2021

Much-loved and multi-talented stage and screen actor Shane Richie (EastEnders; The  

Entertainer; One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest; I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here) will take on  the role of the titular tragic clown in the digital revival of Justin Butcher’s absorbing solo show,  

Scaramouche Jones. Filmed in a London theatre, and available to stream on Stream.Theatre 

from Friday 26th March to Sunday 11th April, this is the latest production from Ginger Quiff  

Media – the OnCom award-winning team behind the acclaimed revivals of Martin Sherman’s  

Rose starring Dame Maureen Lipman, and Little Wars (The Guardian and New York Times top  

picks) featuring Juliet Stevenson and Linda Bassett.  

Richie swaps the I’m A Celeb Welsh castle for the digital stage, taking on the role made famous  

by the late great Pete Postlethwaite. Directed by Olivier Award-nominee Ian Talbot (The Pirates  of Penzance, Regents Park Open Air Theatre; The Mousetrap, West End), 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  


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.

Thomas Hopkins and Michael Quinn of Ginger Quiff Media add, We’re thrilled to continue to  expand our digital portfolio, with what we consider to be one of the greatest British plays. It’s  exciting to be working with Shane to bring the character of Scaramouche Jones to life on stage  and straight into your living rooms.  

About Author /

Kath is an actor, singer and writer with a passion for theatre. She has been reviewing for At The Theatre since 2014. Kath has a Masters in Performance at Liverpool Hope University and is Creative Engagement Worker for B arts, a participatory arts organisation.

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