Flatpack Festival
Film for all the senses

Silent Clowns: A Slapstick Workshop

Wednesday 25th October, 2017

Newhampton Arts Centre | 12:30

It’s over a century since Charlie Chaplin first donned his bowler hat and cane and made his big screen debut, but he, along with Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, Mabel Normand and various other masters of the slapstick continue to entertain audiences today. But what made these pratfall and custard pie enthusiasts so special?

In this workshop, we’ll be introducing a group of budding silent comedians to some of the funniest scenes from the silent film era, and teaching them the tricks of the silent comedy trade through clowning, games, and performing little skits. At the end of the workshop parents will be invited to see a short performance.

Recommended for 5-11 year olds. Up to 16 places.

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