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Grimaldi: King of the Clowns

Mon 6th – Sat 11th Aug 2012

NO UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

“Come witness a unique theatrical event that will change the way you look at clowns and the theatre itself.”

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Howard Payne University

SUMMARY

A highly-theatrical exploration of the creation of everything we know as the modern clown, through the tragic story of its creator, Joseph Grimaldi Jr. Howard Payne University from Brownwood, Texas, USA recreates the raucous 19th-century theatre and fanciful comedy while unveiling the backstage drama that led to the birth of the most universally loved theatrical characters. Come and see why this simple painted comic can make us laugh, cry and break our hearts. Come witness a unique theatrical event that will change the way you look at clowns and the theatre itself.

Admission: £5

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