PAST PRODUCTIONS

2017-2018:  Things we chose to Save


'As I grew up, I wondered if there was a better way to remember the important things. And it turns out, there was.' 

In ten years time, we discover a way to record, store and replay memories at will. Editing memories becomes a booming business, and Molly is one of its leading lights. She watches thousands of other people’s memories every day. Billie, on the other hand, has no idea what she’s getting into when she decides to sell a memory of her own.


Their worlds collide in this new production from exciting new writing/devising company Clown Funeral. A thoughtful and funny exploration of how we remember, what we remember, and why.

REVIEWS: 

'A super slick, polished production.” The Reviews Hub

'Darkly fascinating… An enthralling play that asked what if this was the future? And, what would the consequences be?' Reviewer Number 9'

 

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2016-2017:  The Murderer


‘I have a murderer in my house. It’s all perfectly fine.’ 

In a world where citizens rehabilitate criminals, the Carer and the Murderer go for coffee and play badminton. Clown Funeral’s adaptation of Luke Kennard’s darkly comic poem tells the story of their unusual relationship, questions how easily we can forgive someone and asks to what extent our obsessions can consume us. 

Using an electrifying style that blends surreal humour, subtle physical theatre and Noir-inspired scenes, Clown Funeral vividly bring the bizarre world of the poem to life. With a rolling cast portraying the characters of the Carer, the Murderer and Everyone Else, this unconventional three-hander poses difficult questions about morality, preconceptions and care in a uniquely offbeat voice. 

- Shortlisted and commended for the NSDF

- Edinburgh Award

- Winner of the Clive Barker Award for Performance

REVIEWS: 

'Unusual, poetic take on crime rehabilitation hits the spot' The Stage

'The play is thought-provoking [...] there is an excellent chemistry and level of co-ordination between the actors' Fringe Guru

 

'Innovative movement and a thought-provoking script' Broadway Baby

'sometimes a bit of quiet, wry reflection can be pretty great [...] that’s what we get here, and I liked it very much'

Andrew Haydon, Postcards from the Gods

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2015:  MR POE'S LEGENDARIUM
                                                                                                              'The Murderder' went to:
Edinburgh Fringe Festival from the 5th-29th of August 2016                         
New Diorama London on the 13th of September 2016
University of Worcester on the 19th of OCTOBER 2016
 FEAST Festival on the 12TH of NOVEMBER 2016
Shoot Festival on the 18TH of march 2017

INCOMING FESTIVAL, New Diorama LONDON on the 11th of JUNE 2017
WORCESTER LIFEFEST, THE HIVE on the 13th of June 2017
ARTS FEST, ARENA THEATRE WOLVERHAMTON on the 27th of June 2017
Pegasus Theatre, Oxford on the 8th of July 2017
All Our Tomorrows, ShoP Front Theatre coventry on the 15th of July 2017
Robinson Theatre, Cambridge on the 17th of July 2017

Come take a trip beneath the floorboards, find the source of that itching in your wig, and avoid THAT letter. A deliciously dark, sumptuously savage horror extravaganza. Don't miss your chance to experience the once in a lifetime pairing of Sigmund Freud and Edgar Allan Poe as they escort you through a vaudeville maze of haunted sagas. Poe and Freud have it all: from classic séance chills to lesser-known tarantula tales, and they're taking you with them into the darkness... 

Winner of the Clive Barker Award 

Winner of the Lord Rootes Memorial Fund Award

REVIEWS:

'Masterfully told […] the choreography is clever and faultlessly executed’. Broadway Baby

'Highly entertaining’. FringeGuru

'The cast creates and swiftly takes the audience from one scene and location to another without missing a beat’. FreshAir

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