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The Spaghetti Horse

A full-length show for the classic circus ring with clowns at its heart, drawing together the oldest traditions with the most contemporary versions of silliness.

"The Spaghetti Horse" is the crazy tale of a spaghetti-stealing pantomime horse, combining slapstick, live music, eccentric dance, magic and circus. A family show for all ages.The classic traditions of clowning in a thoroughly modern style.

What our audiences think:

“you don’t see shows like this”

“real clowns!”

“I’ve never seen a show like that”

“we were very well entertained”

“wonderful tradition of trick carpentry!”

“just rude enough for the kids to love it!”


The original 5-performer 60-minute show developed out of the International Clown Project based at Central School of Speech and Drama and the Escola de Clown de Barcelona, involving participants from Britain, Spain, Italy, USA, Canada, Portugal, Colombia, Germany, Tajikistan and Brazil. Funded by ACE and RCSSD, it was co-produced by Stratford Circus in London, where it had its premiere in October 2010. A 30-minute outdoor version was then developed, and premiered at Whitstable Oyster Festival in July 2011.


The performers for the initial project included:
Marta Maestro, Amy Howard, Valeria Escnadón, Simon Rice, Danny Schlesinger, Elisa Gallo and Martin Kaspar


The production team for the initial project included:
Clara Cenoz (direction), founder and director of the Escola de Clown de Barcelona 
Caroline Townsend, formerly a costume maker with English National Opera, the Royal Opera House, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and the National Theatre, currently course leaderr in Costume at RCSSD.
Keith Orton, an award-winning designer specialising in pantomime, author of two books, on model making for the stage and pantomime.
Mike Bell (props)


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