A comically enraged performer tears his costume off, never to perform again. At this desperate point, his super conscious kicks in, fiendishly and hilariously provoking him to dream, to remember, to fall in love, to dare, to carry on or to end it all.
Be transported into a strange, unnervingly familiar world where the clown’s innermost thoughts manifest: instruments appear as if from nowhere; butterflies harass and cajole; knives, noose and gun all fail him.
In this acrobatic tour de force, ErictheFred is pulled from one extreme to the other, running the gamut of human emotions; suffering dismay at the death of his beloved, enjoying the long awaited rapture of an adoring audience and in transcendence, traveling to the moon, only to be obliterated in an explosion of stars.
Returning to his known world, our clown rediscovers his joy only for it to be smashed again in inevitable chaos.
Ending in delicate surrender, the show and the clown must go on.
“Achingly beautiful and seriously funny for all its grimness, this is a highly structured, well-designed technical show, and yet Lynam’s true brilliance is that he is always there in the moment, contemporary in every way.” The Stage
“As well as being technically excellent, it’s genuinely perverse and absurd – equal parts David Lynch, Samuel Beckett and Looney Tunes.” The Scotsman
theatre & comedy audiences, clowning