Join us for a fun hour (and a bit) of work that explores clowning.

Alistair Inkle

by George MacArthur-Conroy

Nottingham-based actor, writer, and professional idiot George MacArthur-Conroy brings a taster of scenes from his WIP show Alistair Inkle! A physical comedy show told through-

Sound effects!
Household props!
(not at all due to budgetary restrictions)
Your imagination!

If you are so inclined, recline and relinquish your income to Inkle’s incredible yet incomplete work in progress thing.

Clown WIP

by Natalie Patuzzo

Get ready to witness some brand-new, never-seen-before physical comedy nonsense!

Clown WIP is 20 minutes of silliness and absurdity delivered to your local theatre (if you live near Nottingham Playhouse).

A yeti hunt? A neighbourhood watch meeting? Falling in love? All of these things will* happen in a short time!

Take a much needed break from the real world of dreary news stories and disappointing social events with a girl who just wants to make you laugh! Expect strange concepts, assorted images and feelings, funny jokes, etcetera, and so on. Award winning clown, Natalie Patuzzo, is doing some things!

Content advisories: Audience Participation

Serious Nonsense

Whether you’re eight or a million and two,

Serious Nonsense has something for you:

Terrible children meet miserable fates.

Mischievous monsters are lurking in wait.

A bus stop gets bored and then starts to roam,

And rhyming so bad, I bet you will groan!

There’s bumps in the night, and wonders to find,

there might be a moral, if so inclined.

So come, every grown-up, no matter how young

To Serious Nonsense. It’s gonna be fun!

Funny, horrible and a little bit naughty, this poetry show is perfect for audiences 7+ Meet the chaotic kids, gruesome grown-ups and bizarre beasts that fill the imagination of Ben Macpherson (BBC Radio 4 Extra). Expect energetic rhymes, masterful storytelling and laugh-out-loud moments from this verbal tour de force. If you like Roald Dahl, David Walliams or Spike Milligan you’re going to love this whirlwind of words. ‘Full of Humour and Drive’ (Michael Rosen).

Fresh from a month at the Edinburgh Fringe this Work in Progress is the exciting first step in developing a brand-new touring theatre show bringing poetry and spoken word to a young audience. This project has been financially supported by Arts Council England and the Keep it Fringe Fund.

Content advisories: Mild peril, comic horror