Roll Up, Roll Up For London Clown Festival

By Victoria Thomas Last edited 21 months ago
Roll Up, Roll Up For London Clown Festival

If you suffer from coulrophobia, look away now — a whole pratfall of clowns is rolling into town for the first London Clown Festival.

From 10-19 June, The Omnitorium turns circus with 34 shows, featuring a huge selection of comic artists from 10 countries, celebrating what it means to be a modern clown.

But hang on a minute — though the festival takes inspiration from classic comics, such as Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, there's more physical comedy than face paint on show here.

Artists including BAFTA-nominated Spencer Jones, Jamie Wood and Lucy Hopkins will turn the traditional image of the circus clown on its comedy-wigged head with their mix of the absurd, magical, hilarious and captivating.

So leave your big shoes and squirting flowers at home for this one, and prepare for an entertaining programme that redefines the art of clowning for 2016.

London Clown Festival takes place at The Omnitorium from 10-19 June 2016.

Tickets cost £5 per show or £6.50 on the door. You can book via the website.

Last Updated 26 May 2016

Stephen Jenkins

Regarding clowns, there are two types of people in the entire world. 1. People who fund clowns creepy, sinister, evil and not in the least bit funny, and 2. Clowns.