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Another new kind of clown

Posted in Food, Stage by Russ L on 20 November, 2006

The evening out (on Tuesday the 14th, with the ol’ parentals) began at The Big Wok, which was as much fun as it always is. Food! And lots of it (and I mean lots of it)! For £8.99! They’ve added a teriyaki section, too, which was lovely but bare in mind that you have to wait forever and a day while the chef fries the food of everyone in the queue.

Just around the corner after that to The Hippodrome, for Slava’s Snowshow. There are honestly very few (to nil) events I’ve ever attended that have been quite so much fun as this. No, don’t be so cynical, it’s true.

Clowning, basically, with a vague snowy/wintery theme to bits of it (not all). I pretty much loved it from start to finish, absolutely adoring both whole sketches (the giant cobweb being stretched across the audience, for example) and individual little bits (the one clown being unable to figure out how to fold his arms, or the one sliding onto the stage with a shark’s fin on his back while the others played pretending a bed was a ship).
I acknowledge that I’m probably not going to be able to sell it to anyone who is thinking “Clowns? Eh?”, but it really was one of the best things (if not the best thing) that I’ve been to all year. More fun than you can possibly imagine. And I know some of you can imagine a lot of fun.

Should you ever go to see it, incidentally (and really, you should), don’t leave the room during the intermission. You’ll miss some great stuff.

~ Russ L, who wants one of their hats with the bits sticking out the side.


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  1. helen said, on 22 November, 2006 at 5:36 am

    I want a hat too!

  2. throughsilver said, on 22 November, 2006 at 3:50 pm

    I caught some of a Radio 4 programme about clowns (or TRUTH TELLERS) yesterday, presented by Stewart Lee. It was good, so go to their site for a stream or something.

  3. clown said, on 9 December, 2006 at 7:17 pm

    sympa ce clown


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