The Farmer & the Clown production photo. A bare stage aside from a dusty wooden platform and a painted backdrop showing a sepia-toned flat landscape. A performer dressed in a red onesie with yellow buttons and a ruffled comma holds a small cut-out clown, similarly dressed, upside-down in the air. Another performer, dressed in a wide-brimmed black hat holds a hand-painted model train.
Photo by Edward J Felton
Photo by Edward J Felton
The Farmer & the Clown production photo. Two performers wearing shirts and red noses puppeteer a small clown dressed in red. The puppet appears to be tightrope walking along scarlet bunting.
Photo by Edward J Felton
The Farmer & the Clown production photo. A performer in a conical scarlet hat and matching onesie holds two stuffed chickens on their shoulders. They close their eyes and smile slightly.
Photo by Edward J Felton
The Farmer & the Clown production photo. A bare stage aside from a dusty wooden platform and a painted backdrop showing a sepia-toned flat landscape. Two performers swoosh linen sheets in the air. Another sits by a range of instruments.
Photo by Edward J Felton
The Farmer & the Clown production photo. A musician wearing a striped shirt rests a banjo on his lap. Other instruments are spread around him.
Photo by Edward J Felton
The Farmer & the Clown production photo. A bearded performer stands against a painted backdrop of a barren landscape. His head is resting on a striped pillow, and he holds a matching eiderdown to his chest, as if sleeping.
Photo by Edward J Felton
A sepia-toned illustration of a tall, bearded farmer walking hand-in-hand with a short, brightly-dressed clown through a flat, barren landscape. Text reads 'Flibbertigibbet'; The Farmer and the Clown'; 'Adapted from the book by Marla Frazee'.

A Flibbertigibbet Theatre Production

The Farmer & The Clown

Supported by Wyldwood Arts and Bristol Old Vic

  • Show Information

A story of unexpected friendship told through physical comedy and dance.

An old hard-working farmer lives alone. One day, a baby clown accidentally bounces off a passing circus train and is separated from his family and friends. A little reluctantly at first, the farmer takes the clown in and, as time passes, they discover that by being with each other, they find something new in themselves.

Adapted from the charming picture-book by author and illustrator Marla Frazee (The Boss Baby), this wordless, heart-warming show is accompanied by an original live score.

‘Joyful, tender and triumphant, without a word spoken, this is storytelling at its finest’ – The Washington Post on Marla Frazee’s The Farmer and the Clown


Pyjama Performance 6pm 🌜

Snuggle up and get cozy at our first ever pyjama performance!

Join us for a special pre-bedtime performance of The Farmer and the Clown, where pyjamas and comfy onesies are highly encouraged for the little ones and perfectly acceptable for the bigger ones. Get comfortable, just like on the sofa at home; bring your blankies and cuddly toys, and get a luxury hot chocolate (£3.60) or babyccino (£1.50) from our café. Warm and wondrous dreams guaranteed!

This is a wordless performance.
Recommended for ages 3+ but suitable for all the family.

Book Tickets

Date
Time
Price
Accessibility
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Date
Wednesday 13th Mar 2024
Time
03:00 PM
Price
£12.00
Accessibility
Date
Wednesday 13th Mar 2024
Time
06:00 PM
Price
£12.00
Accessibility

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