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Clown Noir coming to Limerick this September.



Clown noir coming to Limerick this September. Clown Noir is a one hour-long physical comedy that combines clown, storytelling and circus skills whereby Joe Bloodworth a homeless old clown busks for money. Joe will visit Kilmallock, Co. Limerick on Friday, September 23 and Limerick City, on Saturday, September 24.

Clown Noir was established by Simon Thompson. Simon, a clown, buffoon and director, trained with Philipe Gaulier and has travelled all over the world with his performances. With over 25 years experience in Circus, Physical Theatre, Mask, Street and Carnival performance Simon has the skills and passion which make every event unique and special.


Clown Noir coming to Limerick

PHOTOGRAPHY – Eva birDthistte . Clown Noir coming to Limerick




Along with touring his solo shows and appearing at festivals, Simon is also a visiting lecturer at the University of Limerick on the MA Festive Arts Programme and a Board Member of Irish Street Arts Circus and Spectacle Network. Simon and his crew provide comedy based street, circus, spectacle and theatre performances working internationally at festivals and venues. They have also brought to life a variety of different walkabout characters and circus skills acts, which are suitable for parades, carnivals and corporate functions. Clown Noir is fully insured for public liability and employer’s liability. The gang are also members of AOIFE and ISACS so you can be assured that you will be fully entertained with a fun, exciting and professional service


The show itself is a one-hour-long physical comedy that combines clown, storytelling and circus skills. Joe Bloodworth will reminisce on the stories of his past, from the exotic tales of St Petersburg, to the glamour, the drink, and the mafia.

The audience become attached to the old clown as they become familiar with the objects and memories he’s collected along the way, ultimately free and happy. 
The show is suitable for Ages 15 and upwards and is guaranteed to make you laugh.

Edel Murphy of Puck fair has praised Simon’s work, “A wonderful addition to our programme of daytime events; he brought wonderful characters to life and interacted very easily with the crowds, especially the families who attended Puck Fair”

Clown noir coming to Kilmallock Limerick and to Limerick city centre this September, he is also touring the rest of Ireland, UK and Europe over the duration of 2016.

For more tour dates and venues check out Clown Noir’s Facebook page here and Twitter here

Check out other great Limerick events here

Find out more about Simon’s beloved character here

Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.