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Tuesday 10th May 2022

CLoWn SoUp

— Desperate Men
4 weekly Clown Play Sessions in May
price: Special Deal - 4 sessions for £30 Headfirst Tickets


A tasty clown offering on Tuesday nights this May.

Join Robyn Hambrook (The Online Clown Academy, Bristol Rebel Clowns, Trickster Lab) for delicious weekly play sessions for clowns, actors, circus artists, improvisers and the curious.

Each week we’ll be diving into the playful world of clowning where anything is possible, from the ridiculous to the tragic, from anarchy to ecstasy.

We’ll explore the key principles of clowning including complicity, generosity, failure, success, acceptance and play!

Expect a smorgasbord of games, improvisations, laughter and connection to a lovely clown community.

These workshop are designed for participants at any stage in their clown journey and we will work both individually and in groups.

Please wear comfortable clothes, bring a bottle of water and be ready to be physically active.

Tuesdays; 10, 17, 24, 31 May
6.45pm – 9pm
Desperate Men Studio
Epstein Bldg, Cato St, Easton, Bristol BS5 6JL

4 sessions for just £30
Drop ins available - contact Robyn directly on robynhambrook@hotmail.com


"Robyn's unique blend of directing and shaping play through quick wit and a caring yet urgent tone - sets the tone and pace beautifully."

"Thank you so much. Your clown coaching is very helpful because it is honest and direct. I thought the weekend was great and I am inspired to wear a red nose again"

"Joyous, free flowing, liberating"


Robyn is a Bristol-based director, teacher and performer. With over 20 years experience she is passionate practitioner of clowning, physical theatre, circus and street arts. She has a MA in Circus Directing, a Diploma of Physical Theatre Practice and trained with a long line of inspiring teachers including Holly Stoppit, Giovanni Fusetti, Jon Davison, Zuma Puma, Deanna Fleysha, Igne Barkauskaite and Maggie Irving.

Robyn has collaborated with companies including Let’s Circus, The Sexual Health Circus and Whispering Wood Folk and performed with acclaimed physical theatre companies including, Derevo, Akhe, Oceanallover, and Gappad as well as her own award-winning company, Fun in the Oven Theatre. During the pandemic in 2020, Robyn set up The Online Clown Academy with Holly Stoppit and developed a series of Zoom Clown Courses.

Robyn’s research, started during her Masters, has been exploring the meeting point of clowning and activism, online, in the real world and with international collaborators. With this drive to explore political edges of her work she has also dived back into the world of the Bouffon; training with Jaime Mears, Eric Davis, Nathaniel Justiniano, Tim Licata, Al Seed and the grand master Bouffon-himself; Philippe Gaulier.


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