Pickled Image



TOURING 2016/2017
14th – 15th October – Wales Millenium Centre
2nd November – Norwich Puppet Theatre
3rd November – Studio Theatre at Clair Hall, Haywards Heath
4th November – The MAC, Birmingham
7th-10th November – Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol
12th November – Hastings Storytelling Festival
4th Feb 2017 – Manipulate Festival, Scotland
2-7th April 2017 –  Shows in Nordland County Tour booked by Nordland Visual Theatre
23rd April 2017 – Gulbenkian Theatre Canterbury
4-6th May 2017 – Greenwich Theatre London

Dik and Adam are traditional clowns in a very untraditional situation. They somehow find themselves in a world where everything is made of cardboard: chairs, tables, a lift, musical instruments and even a boat. They have no idea why they are here or what they are supposed to be doing; only that their actions seem to be beyond their control, almost as if someone else was making them perform against their will.

Through a series of outrageous sketches, involving slapstick, mime and much audience participation, the two clowns discover that they are indeed trapped in this cardboard world and being controlled by an evil presence: the diminuative yet terrifying Poco the Clown. The only way to escape their dilemma is to dupe two members of the audience into taking their places.

Will this be possible?

That depends on how persuasive they can actually be.

Produced by: Pickled Image and Nordland Visual Theatre
Directed by: John Nicholson
Performed by: Dik Downey and Adam Blake
Concept and Script: Dik Downey, Adam Blake and John Nicholson
Set Design: Pickled Image and Emma Powell
Puppet Making: Dik Downey and Emma Powell
Props and Objects: Emma Powell
Composer and Sound Designer: Simon Preston
Linda Anneveld
Light Design and Technical Solutions
Jan Erik Skarby, Marianne Thallaug Wedset and Onela Keal
Technician and PR Design:
Onela Keal
Film Maker and Photographer
: Adam Laity
Creative Producer: Vicky Andrews

Funded by Arts Council of England and Nordland Visual Theatre.

For further information and tour booking please contact Helena Richardson on +44 (0)7931 801091 | helena@richardsonprm.com

“Masterful clown-play. The term ‘fear of clowns’ is lifted to a completely new level after the latest masterpiece from Pickled Image.”

“I haven’t laughed so hard since I saw Flåklypa Grand Prix (a Norwegian animated film) as a seven year old, and I almost got sad when it all was over.”
Even Biering-Strand

“Pickled Image’s two super clowns took it all out.

“Coulrophobia – fear of clowns” is one of the sickest things I have seen on a stage. It is an unrestrained display of theatrical madness I can promise you have never experienced before.”
Five on the dice
Kristian Rødvand, Rana Blad 14/2/15

“This really is a fabulous show, laugh out loud good, funny, inventive, full of craziness.” Theatre Voice

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