Commedia dell’arte began in the 16th century in Italy and its mask theatre became the basis for modern-day comedy and clowning! This Commedia Clowning solo show introduces the audience to well-known historic Commedia characters such as Pantalone, the grumpy mayor, and the know-it-all il Dottore. Using music, mime, magic and mayhem, Commedia Clowning is presented as a clowning show full of energy, fun and silliness!
Commedia Clowning details the masks themselves, the characterisation of the Commedia characters, and encourages audience participation and circus skills. Commedia Clowning is a show that all ages can enjoy!