Hijinx Theatre have developed with clown supremos Spymonkey, The Flop, a historical romp which tells the incredible true story of impotency trials in 17th Century France. Embracing the art of clowning, slapstick and breaking a farcical fourth wall, The Flop blends Hijinx’s trademark playful humour with Spymonkey’s anarchic physicality.
Paris. 1650ish. Impotence is illegal. When the Marquis De Langey is accused of being less than upstanding, his wounded pride leads him towards a monumental and very public flop. But can a cast of total idiots save a show about a flop… from being one?
Featuring a cast of six, (including Fringe First Winner Hannah McPake) The Flop is a hilarious slice of stupidity, with live music and unfeasibly big wigs.
One of Britain’s leading inclusive theatre companies Hijinx are winners of Best Ensemble in the Wales Theatre Awards in 2016 for Meet Fred. With a cast featuring three learning disabled actors and three non-disabled actors The Flop is a Hijinx production, directed by Ben Pettitt-Wade (Meet Fred) and has been devised in association with Spymonkey.
Preview performances of The Flop take place at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff from July 12 -14 before officially launching at Edinburgh Festival Fringe from August 3 – 26. The production will then tour England and Wales in Autumn 2018.
- For details on the Chapter arts Centre shows visit http://www.chapter.org