Last Clown on Earth

2nd Aug 2017 - 28th Aug 2017

Pleasance One - Pleasance Courtyard


Suitable for ages 12 and above


DEREVO. LAST CLOWN ON EARTH. Photo - Elena Yarovaya
Celebrating 20 years since their Fringe debut, multi award-winning Russian physical theatre company Derevo return with their latest masterpiece. Through mime, butoh and spectacular visuals and sound, a deeply fallen and pushed around Anton Adasinky immortalises the cosmic figure of the clown, full of inner joy yet trapped in a never ending cycle of self-sacrifice and rebirth. Forever – with a smile.

'Physical theatre at its most daring and spectacular. Beguiling and mystifying in equal measure' (Metro).
'Their dreamlike visions are haunting... This ensemble's intensity and ragged beauty grip like a vice' (Independent on Sunday).

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He's a master of tiny gestures, in their highest concentration. Whether he seemingly strolls over the stage or tries to fit through a door, his body is in high tension..
Uwe Salzbrenner, Sächschische Zeitung / Dresden
A clown says more than thousand words. The last clown on earth - is one of us… He doesn't give up and advises us to do the same
Gina Kauffeldt, Kulturgeflüster Dresden
This infernal spectacle is a constant balance on the narrow line between charlatany and virtuoso offered illusion. This is what distinguishes talent in clowning
Oleg Sintzov, Russia Vedomost

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