Tweedy’s Slapstick Symphony
3-4 April 1pm and 3pm
£7 / £24 family ticket
Best for 5+
Can you describe the Slapstick Symphony in 3 words?
No. Ok I’ll try (Ahh that’s three words, can I try again?) Crazy, funny, noisy.
You’ve been a clown for many years, what’s the best thing about your job?
“The best thing about my job is making people laugh and more importantly everybody laugh; my show caters for the whole family so when I have three generations all laughing that to me is the best thing bringing families together with laughter.”
‘The brilliant Tweedy, a circus clown and true genius had the audience crying with laughter.’ –The Sunday Telegraph
You explain in a 2009 interview, you became a Clown because you filled-in for a clown who was stuck in traffic. What advice do you have for aspiring young clowns or comedy theatre actors, these days?
“It’s a lot easier now as when started there was know internet to find out about clowns etc, now there’s lots of workshops you can go to or circus schools but you can only learn so much in a workshop situation the most important thing is to get out in front of an audience and find out what’s funny about you.”
“The most important thing is to get out in front of an audience and find out what’s funny about you.”
Clowns have been getting bad-press lately with the horror film, It hit the theatres, how do you feel about the Clown community and representation in current culture?
“The word clown these days has got very confusing with horror clowns and people believing they can just dress up like a clown and that’s all there is to it. It has almost lost it’s true meaning of an innocent comic character. I don’t wear big clown make-up as I take my inspiration more from the likes of Norman Wisdom; some people think I maybe shouldn’t use the word clown but that’s what I am and I like to hold onto that in the hope that people will realise what a real clown is like. So many times people come up to me and say I never liked clowns till I saw you (including Ade Edmonson)”
“A day without laughter is a day wasted” -Charlie Chaplin