Jul 8
Jul 26

London Clown Festival

£13.00 – £26.00

Packed with physical comedy and buffoonery, London Clown Festival is thrilled to once again bring the best of UK and international clowning to the capital.

The festival has cemented itself as an annual fixture of the London comedy scene as a celebration of physical comedy and clown-influenced contemporary performance. Highlights include The London Clown Festival Opening Cabaret where you can see a mix of artists from across the festival, a blend of theatre and clown in the moving and emotive Neil Frost: The Door, the first solo show from Mexican clown and host of the cult hit Fool’s Moon Cabaret in Paulina Lenoir: Puella Eterna and Fringe favourite and Disney Prince heartthrob of Extraordinary on Disney+, Luke Rollason.

Following a total sell-out run at Edinburgh Fringe, LA-based clown Bonnie He brings a show suitable for perverts, feminists and your mum; A Terrible Show For Terrible People. See six clowns compete for the prestigious CLONG award in impossible challenges where the audience decide the winner in The Clong Show, or catch the critically acclaimed comedy Troll, back in London after their world tour.

Lost Cabaret features the visually absurd, the whimsically witty & the wildly beautiful in an alt-comedy garden of enchantment that began in London circa 2012 & was instrumental for the growth of many clown artists that you all love today. Lost has bloomed in venues all across the world, selling out festivals from Edinburgh to Adelaide and cities in between.

Another new addition to the 2024 line up will be an immersive event – London Clown Tarot: The Fools Journey, which will see all three floors of the Betsey Trotwood in Farringdon filled with embodied cards of the Tarot major arcana combined with historic clowns to create a new and original deck personified. Audiences will receive a Clown Tarot reading and then quest to meet this card within the spaces to gain some idiotic insight for pure delight as they explore, or get side-tracked by, games and performances on this unusual evening.

The venues are:
8th-13th July – Soho Theatre, 21 Dean Street, London W1D 3NE
14th July – Betsey Trotwood, 56 Farringdon Road, EC1R 3BL
16th-26th July – Jacksons Lane Theatre, 269A Archway Road, N6 5AA

Organisers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.

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