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Clown For Hire (Tick Tock Productions / Assembly)

By | Published on Wednesday 14 August 2013

Even clowns aren’t immune to the employability crisis, you know. For Julius the clown is down on his luck and can’t find a way of making his dream of performing a one-man show turn into reality. So, in the interim, he passes his time bumbling with props, talking to a bucket, launching into unimaginative slapstick and nagging his audience. Flat on narrative and struggling to communicate any message, I don’t think this can be the one-man show Julius is longing to create, because in all honesty it’s not too good. Vigorously physical, stereotypically, if not funnily, clownish and at least performed with conviction, let’s hope his dreamed of clown show has a lot more to give than this one.

Assembly George Square, until 26 Aug, 2.00pm.
tw rating 1/5 | [Katharine Wootton]