About Us

Clown Funeral is a theatre company based in the West Midlands. Combining devising, new writing and physical theatre, we devise darkly comic shows exploring human corners of inhuman worlds.

Associate Artists of the New Diorama and Pegasus Theatre
Winners of The Clive Barker Award for Performance & The Lord Rootes Memorial Fund
Commended for Best Direction in the NSDF Edinburgh Award


We met at the University of Warwick, founding in September 2014. Since then we have five full productions, including three national touring shows, with ‘A Pattern of Bad Behavior’ being our sixth. ‘The Murderer’, a quirky noir thriller about care and rehabilitation, toured from 2016-17, performed over 40 times across the UK, including ZOO Venues at the Edinburgh Fringe, the New Diorama Theatre, and Pegasus Theatre in Oxford. ‘Things We Chose To Save’ was our latest show, a speculative fiction piece about memory, technology and family, touring 2017-18 with dates including INCOMING Festival in London and HOME in Manchester, and the Warwick Arts Centre. We also have a background in theatre and education, as we Produced and curated the inaugural Walsall Youth Arts Festival 2018 with Walsall Deaf Centre and Ormiston Shelfield Academy, as well as running an educational workshops program.


 

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