Hilarity, absurdity and high buffoonery return to the capital. No, I’m not talking about the impending general election. I’m talking about the 2017 London Clown Festival on now until 21 May at the Hornsey Town Hall Art Centre in Crouch End.
I attended the opening night cabaret last night. I laughed until my belly and my throat were sore, got dragged up on stage for some goofy audience participation and even had a nun sit on my lap moments after she’d peed in a wine glass. Fun!
I can’t think of any good reason not to recommend the festival to anyone craving a hearty chuckle.
Highlights of the evening were manifold, but I probably laughed most heartily at the snarling and ever so English antics of The Establishment, Inda Pereda’s high velocity pantomime, Marny Godden’s oddball improve, Shesus & the Sistas, and Mr Grebe’s supply teacher standup act. But it was all really funny.
The London Clown Festival runs until 21 May at Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre, The Broadway, E8 9JJ (unless otherwise specified). Ticket prices range from £7.50 to £11.50 depending on the event. Find out more at londonclownfest.co.uk.