The Strongman was touring in 2012, 2013 and 2014.
Inspired by Charlie Chaplin’s 1928 film ‘The Circus’, THE STRONGMAN tells a story of intrigue and jealousy, with a big helping of comedy and musical ‘joie de vivre’.
Set in the 1920s, the story involves a travelling show that has just lost its headline act. The Strongman has died, and if his assistant doesn’t find a replacement she will be forced to quit the circus. To make matters worse, the Boss is stealing her share of the profits…..
Who can save her from homelessness and destitution?
Will she find a Strongman in time?
And will he be able to lift the Two-Ton Challenge that awaits him?
With silent comedy, circus skills, live music and a little bit of magic.
The show is ideal for all ages, lasts approximately 55 minutes, and can be performed in the evening or daytime.
The Strongman was developed in 2012, funded by Arts Council England and commissioned by:
Devizes International Street Festival
Le Fourneau – Centre National des Arts de la Rue
National Theatre ‘Watch this Space’ London
SO Festival, Skegness
Waterford Spraio, Ireland
Artistic Directors JoJo Pickering and Simon Pullum
Directed by Fabrice Bisson
Live Music Played by
2012 – Seamas Carey
2013 – Holly Cassidy
2014 – Sadie Wiggin
Design by Helen Tiley
Music Composed by Seamas Carey
Year of creation 2012
Toured over the summer of 2012, 2013 and 2014