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5 Days  2 clowns 80 years experience.


This five day workshop is a great opportunity to work with two masters of British comedy who are coming together for the first time to share their skills.

Chris Lynam  

'The King of Clowns'  New York Times.

Chris's humour is surreal, risky and explosive!!

His working method is unique, immersive and spontaneous.

Ben Keaton

Ben is a character clown and writer from the stable of Philippe Gaulier.  His working method is challenging and exciting.  A combination of structure, rhythm and improvisation.

Between them, they have toured the world, worked on the streets, stages and TV studios of over 40 countries.

Clown covers a wide range of comic performance. A combination of character and physical skill that spans Sacha Baron Cohen to Slava Polunin. 

The workshop will include Improvisation, movement, dance, acrobatics, mime, Clown, character development, situation and group dynamics. We’ll look at story structure, voice and comic rhythm.

The goal: From the talents and interests of the participants,

generate a creative environment full of challenges and suggestions for exploring the most grotesque, charming, tragic or disparate aspects of life and Contemporary Art Clown!

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January 17th to 21st 2022

Hope Mill - 113 Pollard St, Manchester M4 7JA

5 days.  10am to 5pm. 

£250.  Available now.

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January 24th to 28th 2022

WILDCARD STUDIOS   18 Balderton St, London W1K 6TG

5 days.  10am to 5pm. 

EARLY BIRD £200.  FULL £250.  Available now.

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A big thank you to Theatre Nation for hosting our test workshop in Hastings.  That support made all the differnce.

Ben & Chris.