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Family Friday 23 February, 2024 5:00pm

The Farmer and the Clown

Tickets: Adult £10, Child £8, Over 65 £8

An old hard-working farmer lives alone. One day, a baby clown accidentally bounces off a passing circus train and is left in the middle of nowhere, separated from family and friends. A little reluctantly at first, the farmer takes the clown in. As time passes, they discover that by being with each other, they find something new in themselves.

Flibbertigibbet Theatre has adapted this charming picture book into a new wordless play for all ages.

The Farmer and The Clown is a story of unexpected friendship told through physical comedy, dance and performed with an original live soundtrack by JOW.

Flibbertigibbet Theatre create new visual and physical theatre to delight, entertain and provoke. Developed through playful cross-art collaborations we aim to reach new audiences of all ages in a variety of creative encounters.

Great entertainment for 0-100 years. Makes you laugh and tugs at the heartstrings.


Marla Frazee is an American author and illustrator. She has won two Caldecott Honors for picture book illustration and the Boston Globe Horn Book Award for Picture Book for The Farmer and the Clown. Her book.

The Boss Baby, was adapted into animations by Dream Works & 20th century Fox.




Carefully considered, exciting and inclusive

Babble, 2022

Joyful, tender and triumphant, without a word spoken, this is storytelling at its finest.

The Washington Post

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