Absolute Theatre and Teatro do Montemuro co-production comes to London
Absolute Theatre and Teatro do Montemuro announce their first co-production of The 4 Clowns of the Apocalypse. The new production of the 4 clowns of the apocalypse has been touring Portugal and the West Midlands before reaching London
On Saturday 17th February 2018, UK’s Absolute Theatre and Portugal’s Teatro do Montemuro opened their first co-production, The 4 Clowns of The Apocalypse to a full house at Auditório do Municipal in Cinfães, Portugal. The audience gave the show a standing ovation.
They embarked on a tour of Portugal, before bringing the show to theatres and community venues in the West Midlands and then on to London in March ’18.
Last year Absolute Theatre, who are based in North London approached Teatro do Montemuro with the idea for the show and both companies set about making it happen.
Teatro do Montemuro is located in a small village in Central Portugal, which does not have a shop, cafe or post office, but has a full working theatre that holds an international theatre festival, runs workshops and has produced shows for over 25 years.
Absolute Theatre and Teatro do Montemuro have been admirers of each other’s work since the late 90’s and are very happy to have together created The 4 Clowns of The Apocalypse, which is both companies first ever clown show and appeals to audiences of all ages.
It is set on the beach at the end of time, where it turns out that bringing about the finale of everything is not all it’s cracked up to be. With ever-increasing incompetence, they grapple with universal destruction and deck-chairs.
A show that doesn’t rely on words, but uses the universal language of clowning to create a charming, witty production which will appeal to adults and children alike.
It sounds wonderful, so catch it if you can!
The show opened in the UK in Walsall on Friday 16th March and finishes in Islington, in North London on Wednesday 28th March.
Fri 23rd March – 7:30pm Canada Water Theatre
Sat 24th March – 3pm and 7:30pm Vauxhall Gardens Community Centre
Mon 26th March – 8pm OSO Arts Centre, Barnes
Tues 27th and Wednesday 28th March – Young Actors Theatre, Islington
The 4 Clowns of the Apocalypse
Created by Peter Cann, Eduardo Correia, Abel Duarte, Paulo Duarte, Simon Fraser and Andrew Harries.
Directed by Andrew Harries, Artistic Director of Absolute Theatre.
Music composed by Simon Fraser