A Clown Show About Rain

Presented by Silent Faces

It makes sense to take an umbrella out when it’s raining, but some things can’t be forecast like the weather.

Forth, Cromarty and Dogger take each day as it comes, but as the water levels rise, how will they cope with a broken umbrella and leaking wellies? Watch as they play, dance, seek and hide in this world of ever-changing weather.

Smashing together clowning with beautiful visual imagery and physical theatre, Silent Faces see what it is to try and battle the elements when our weather proofing is failing and explore how it can be possible to come together—in ourselves and with others—in order to carry on.

Theatre & Performance
Varies27 Feb — 03 Mar
Studio - The Vaults, Leake Street
1hr 00m
All Ages
Combo OfferMember OfferMovementPlaySocial Issues
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About the company

Silent Faces

Silent Faces was created in 2015 with the aim of making brave, ridiculous, unique and challenging devised theatre in the form of physical political fooling. In our work we employ our unique style of high-concept, metaphorical, playful theatre to push the boundaries of clown and physical theatre in a contemporary political context.

Silent Faces is an integrated company of disabled and non-disabled artists. We are fascinated by and seek to explore this unique collaboration in our work. In 2016 we worked with Stopgap and Disability Arts Online as winners of the inaugural Integrated Fringe (iF) award for Brighton Fringe to develop our debut show Follow Suit.

A Clown Show About Rain was created with support of The Pleasance Theatre, Camden People's Theatre and Incoming Festival. This show is in support of Rethink Mental Illness, raising money and awareness of the stigma surrounding mental health issues.

Shortlisted Mental Health Fringe Award 2018
Shortlisted UNTAPPED/New Diorama 2018
Nominated Eddies Award 2017
Winner Integrated Fringe Bursary 2016
Nominated IYAF Best Young Production 2016
Goldsmiths Associate Artists for 2015/2016


Cast: Cordelia Stevenson, Cara Withers, Jack Wakely, Josie Underwood
Sound Design: Ellie Isherwood
Stage Manager: Rhona Turner

Press & Reviews

New York Times "A deceptively playful work of physical theater"
LGBTQ+ Arts Review ★★★★★ "A hilarious and beautiful piece that will leave you torn between laughing and reflecting with its perfect balance between silly and meaningful theatre"
ThreeWeeks ★★★★ "The performers expertly balance sadness and silliness"
MarblesMag ★★★★ "Silent Faces have mastered the art of illustrating stories of mental health"
The Scotsman ★★★★
The Upcoming ★★★★
Edinburgh Guide ★★★★★

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