Written and Performed by Claire Parry
Boorish Trumpson: a power-grabbing rehearsal conductor who will stop at nothing to gain ultimate control over the orchestra. And YOU are the orchestra. #MakeMusicGreatAgain
With clowning games, audience interaction and unexpected orchestral manipulations, Boorish Trumpson plays with the audience in an attempt to assert his ultimate power grab. The unique sound design, virtuosic physicality and playful absurdity of the piece (not to mention a script constructed from verbatim Donald Trump and Boris Johnson quotes) creates a raucous humour whilst the bigger questions bubble below: in our world of troubled politics, how complicit are we in enabling such figures to rise to the top?
An interactive, music and clowning-filled interrogation of power and those who wield it from critically acclaimed Lecoq-trained clown Claire Parry.
Praise for Boorish Trumpson:
★★★★★ “Mesmerising clowning and physicality” Express
★★★★★ “Incredibly unique and a whole lot of fun” Bookmarks & Stages
★★★★★ “Unmissable…Simply spellbinding” EverythingTheatre
★★★★ “Hilarious, bold & shrewdly clever masterclass in interactive physical comedy” FringeBiscuit
★★★★ “Claire Parry is masterful” Theatre Weekly
★★★★ “Fantastic comedy timing” VoiceMag
What the audience said:
“Razor sharp, masterful performance, hysterically funny!”
“By far the highlight of our Fringe”
“FIVE MASSIVE STARS. Would go again in a heartbeat.”
“as a Fringe goer of more than 30 years... Highly recommended!”
Previous praise for Claire Parry:
Highly Recommended "skilfully performed and surprisingly powerful clown polemic" FringeReview
★★★★ “a hilarious take on one of the most stark issues in the lives of modern women” WeeReview
★★★★ “Parry's keen eye for detail allows her to reap the full comic potential” Feminist Fringe Reviews
★★★★ “Irrepressible” TheList
“Phenomenal performance” Chortle
“Lithe and precise mime” Scotsman
Claire is a Lecoq-trained theatremaker/clown/musician/writer/composer/performer/director with a penchant for the socio-political and as you can imagine, takes a very interdisciplinary approach to her work. She has written and performed two solo shows, Intolerable Side Effects and Boorish Trumpson (Artist Choice nominee, Vault Festival 2023), which have both toured to Edinburgh fringe and beyond. She has also devised, performed and composed the music for Cache-Cache, an ensemble led physical theatre show currently touring in France. She regularly directs and movement directs for the outdoor touring Shakespeare company The Three Inch Fools, is a member of the Theatre Cooperative SRUM, and collaborates in many other exciting ways with many other brilliant artists. Her writing has been published in the Streetcake magazine experimental writing anthology and her debut play Hope Is For Tomorrow was shortlisted for the Bold Playwrights scheme. She is also an associate tutor at Guildford School of Acting where she teaches Lecoq and has facilitated theatre, choral and music workshops on both sides of the Channel. As a performer she is represented by Carey Dodd Associates.
Tom Thumb Theatre, 2A Eastern Esplanade, CT9 2LB Margate
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