King Herod, famed for his Massacre of the Innocents, is now the face of a self-development pyramid scheme. In this chaotic drag-clown fiasco, the audience begin as soldiers in ancient Judea and transform into modern clients in an interactive group therapy session. But who is this process of healing really for? Through improvised songs, TED Talk parodies and rousing political speeches, Herod asks the audience to do one thing and one thing only: connect. Expect frivolity, shock and redemption in a show which asks: Who can we trust? What are eggs? Why are you crying? No negative core belief will be left unscrutinised. Brought to you by Comedy Central-endorsed clown, Riss Obolensky and director Eloïse Poulton. ‘Side-splitting laughs’ ***** (BroadwayBaby.com). ‘Boundless energy’ ***** (LondonTheatre1.com). ‘Raging lesbian’ ***** (DIVA Magazine). ‘That was the weirdest and best thing I’ve ever seen’ (Lost Cabaret Bristol).
Press & Reviews
Praise for previous work:
'That was the weirdest and best thing I’ve ever seen’ - Audience member, Lost Cabaret Bristol showcase
‘This is why drag kings are funny’- Johnny Woo, Man Up Competitions
'Boundless energy' ***** LondonTheatre1.com- for ‘Ania and Riss are Trying Their Hardest’- The Bill Murray, London
‘Side-splitting laughs ★★★★★’ - Broadway Baby, for sketch show ‘Switch’, Underbelly Buttercup, Edinburgh
‘Funny. Like, properly funny.’- Comedy Central for ‘Ania and Riss are Trying Their Hardest, Tolbooth Market, Edinburgh
‘Beautiful, yet disturbing’ ★★★★★- The Reviews Hub for ‘Nevergreen’, The Wonderful
‘Incredibly compelling’ ★★★★- The Guardian for ‘Nevergreen’, The Wonderful
Cast & Creative Team Eloïse Poulton, Co-Creator and Director
‘Enhancing both character and story under the accomplished direction of Eloïse Poulton.’ ★★★★ (Jack the Lad reviews Death and Dancing)
Eloïse is a theatre and filmmaker. She is a Junior Associate of the King’s Head Theatre, where she completed the Trainee Resident Director course. In 2019, Eloïse was awarded Project Phakama’s Young Artist Bursary. Eloïse has directed and assistant directed at venues of different scales across the UK, including the Arcola Theatre, Warwick Arts Centre, Trafalgar Studios and the Southbank Centre. Eloïse became a member of The Bach Choir in 2017 and since then, she has led their Creative Group, producing a series of innovative performances that used mixed media, including dance and BSL, to create original concert experiences.