How does a girl with social and anticipation anxiety enjoy a surprise party?

How does a girl with social and anticipation anxiety enjoy a surprise party?

Actor, clown and jolly anxious theatre-maker Lauren invites you to a new show packed full of party games and hopefully no panic attacks. SURPRISE! is an interactive clown show that looks at how we can confront anxiety, overcome fear, and find freedom through laughter.

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

SURPRISE! premiered throughout 2017 at Bradford’s Theatre in the Mill, Camden People’s Theatre and Liverpool’s Physical Fest. The show received additional backing from Greenwich University’s Bathway Theatre, the #ItAffectsMe Campaign, Liverpool Mental Health Consortium and Labour Liverpool’s Luciana Berger MP and Former Shadow Secretary for Mental Health.

This performance takes place at the Waterloo East Theatre. Please see the Your Visit page for the address and directions.

Tickets will go off-sale online one hour before the performance commences, but may still be available on the door from the Waterloo East Theatre Box Office.

1hr 00m
Waterloo East Theatre
14 — 15 Feb 21:30
Suitable For All / Family Friendly
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About the company

Lauren Silver

Lauren, originally from Liverpool, is an award winning actress, clown, improviser, theatre maker and musician. She makes work that is charming, joyful and that gets to the heart of who we are as people. She has been creating her own work for over a decade and regularly collaborates with regional and national theatre companies including Liverpool Everyman, Gonzo Moose and most recently she co-devised Wilde Creatures with Tall Stories and Classic Spring for the West End.

She also co-produces and and curates a monthly artists sharing platform ‘The Collective: Artists of London’ and facilitates workshops on performance, devised theatre and corporate team development using clowning, improvisation and comedy.

Press & Reviews


‘I suspect we’ll see more of Gaulier-trained Lauren Silver who has a nice line in comic grotesques.’

Evening Standard



‘Charismatic performance’

British Theatre Guide

‘Her rapport with the audience is tremendous fun.’