Slapstick comedy is larger than life and ‘knock about‘. Often the humour is without words – it’s about action!
Grock the Clown, Charlie Chaplin, Laurel and Hardy are names from the past.
John Cleese, Rowan Atkinson’s ‘Mr Bean’, the Chuckle Brothers and Harry Hill are slapstick comedians of today.
This workshop introduces participants to the experience of slapstick and ‘silliness’.
Using a large array of hats, scarves, waistcoats and red noses, Chris encourages everyone to create their own clown character; find their clown walk; discover a clown voice ( or not); let the clown inside – out !
The Workshop includes:
• learning clown/slapstick routines ( i.e. funny handshakes, ‘prat’ falls)
• exploring a range of ideas from i.e. walking on ice, hot sand, thick mud and treacle, to winning a year’s supply of chocolate
• working in pairs
• creating clown sculptures in groups.
• working on a slapstick comedy routine
• using our voices
• using mime
Chris is flexible and spontaneous in his approach and uses the imaginative ideas from the group, as they arise. He is sensitive to the needs within a group. Everyone is encouraged to work at their own pace, in their own way, and with what’s comfortable for them.
Interested? Appetite whetted? Contact Chris for more details…