Barnstaple's Fringe Theatre Festival
June 23rd-26th 2016

Nose Business

Clown Noir

clown theatre, comedy, physical theatre, cabaret
age 15+
some fruity language
60 minutes

A one hour-long physical comedy that combines clown, storytelling and circus skills Joe Bloodworth a homeless old clown busks for money. Yet the audience does not go to see his skills they go to listen to the stories of his past. Exotic tales from St Petersburg, the glamour, the drink, and the mafia, we listen as the Iron curtain falls and Joe heads for the border back into Europe. Before returning home penny-less with just the objects and memories he’s collected along the way ultimately free and happy.

Audience feedback:

“Absolute class, I laughed, I cried, a beautiful clown picture with the right amount of shade and light and dare I say it beauty."

"From the heart, very emotional performance"

"A great show, not what we expected from a clown show, we talked about it all the way home. It really made us think"

"Thank you, Thank you, Thank you a brilliant show"

"So beautiful, it made me cry"

"You gave us time to really feel your emotions, we loved it, so different yet so real."