Category Archives: 2013

Red Nose District

Due to Jasp’s tantrum at last year’s festival, she’s been sent away to Anger Management boot camp. Problem is, Morro badly needs a co-host for the show and Toronto’s best clowns have ALL applied for the job. The clowns will have to endure competitions a la Survivor, Hunger Games, and Fear Factor to win the…
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Mullet’s Night Show

Toronto’s favourite zombie clown is back from the dead to bring you Mullet’s Night Show! This hit monthly live cabaret done in the style of a late night television talk show has been going strong for a year and a half. Once again, Mullet will be joined by regular co-host Robin Archer and an eclectic…
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Bouffon Night

The freaks and geeks are poised and ready to pounce! This year, the evening will be hosted by the incomparable Ken Hall and features some of North America’s nastiest nasties, including: Performances by Elizabeth Anacleto, Melissa D’Agostino, Sebastien Heins, Adam Lazarus, Christine Lesiak, Hart Massey, Dave McKay, The Naked Bouffon Empire (San Francisco), Meagan O’Shea…
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The Foolish Cabaret

This cabaret features emerging and established clown, bouffon, mask and mime artists. Curated by Helen Donnelly (Foo Productions), its intention is to showcase developed pieces by seriously foolish artists. Sold out each time, it’s become Toronto’s newest, hottest ticket of its kind!’ Featuring Performances by: CLOWNS: John Beale, Manuel Rodriguez and Miko Sobreira, Rachelle Elie,…
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Lunacy Cabaret

The Lunacy Cabaret is pleased to be asked back to the Toronto Festival of Clowns again this year.  Now in its eight year at the Centre of Gravity Vaudeville Theatre, the Lunacy Cabaret runs every two weeks and features some of Toronto’s best circus, clown, comedy and burlesque acts.   Join us for this special once-a-year…
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You Killed Hamlet, or Guilty Creatures Sitting At A Play

Winner of BEST OF THE SAN FRANCISCO FRINGE FESTIVAL, this original production features two grotesque anti-clowns mocking our relationship with death and its most famous messenger, Hamlet.  Improvisation and audience participation feature prominently in the show as these two prophetic pranksters react to the dead body of Prince Hamlet and use it to play a…
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Baby Redboots’ Revenge

Dubbed “a virtual Nijinsky of performance art”  by the New York Times, Sean Sullivan returns with the rebooted and re-imagined ‘avante-vaudeville’ hit of New York, Toronto, Los Angeles, Poland and the Czech Republic. Directed by Anne Meighan and written by Philip-Dimitri Galas, Baby Redboots’ Revenge tells the darkly comic tale of a former child star…
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A Funeral For Clowns

Underneath a clown’s painted smile is a soul that wants to be remembered. These clowns have clown spouses, clown children, clown siblings, clown army buddies with clown PTSD; this is how they live, and as such, this is how they die. Like everyone else, these clowns are not immune to the keening sorrow that loss…
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Gold Fever

Keystone Theatre is delighted to return to the Toronto Festival of Clowns with their newest silent film inspired play Gold Fever. After premiering The Last Man on Earth at the festival in 2011, and touring across Canada to rave reviews and sold out houses, Keystone sets its sights on a new work inspired by the…
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Death Married My Daughter

What would happen if Shakespeare’s Ophelia and Desdemona entered the theatre together before our very eyes? What would happen if Ophelia and Desdemona came back from the swamps of death where they have endured the longest exile? Resurrected by their desire to expose the “abusers” and “murderers”, they would revel in denouncing “Man”; they would…
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