Chris Lynam (UK) - ErictheFred



In a 30 year career Chris Lynam has proved to be, in the words of the New York Times, 'a brilliantly bizarre antidote to today's truculent society'. He has appeared at the world's top comedy festivals, been a support act for the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan among many others, and tours regularly with Slava's Snow Show.

Taking us backstage into the private world of a clown performer, ErictheFred is the strange and poignant story of an old trouper trying to come to terms with a fading career. Gradually his innermost thoughts become visible - holograms of doubts, dreams and delusions which disturb and torment him until the startling climax. Developed in collaboration with Tomas Kubinek, John Wright, Kate McKenzie, Josie Lawrence and Clive Howard, with original music by Kevin Sargent, composer of scores for a string of successful movies, ErictheFred blends film projection and live action. It is a richly evocative and touching new piece by one of this country's most original artists. If you think you know clowns - think again. World Premiere. Age guidance: 8+. Running time: 55mins with no interval.

Part of the London International Mime Festival