Dunt aka dad aka Joe Hyde, is a 60-year-old man who until now has been working in IT as a security consultant.
One year ago Fram, aka daughter aka hair hang artist Francesca Hyde, asked him to run away with her to the circus despite him having no previous circus experience.
Her secret mission, to get him to quit his job and bring him to the stage that he has always dreamed of.
To her surprise he said yes and Dunt left his job. But life as an artist is a lot less glamorous than that of an IT security consultant: the pay is low and inconsistent, the work has been harder and much more physical than he expected, the life is unstable & the tempting glow of the computer screen is hard to ignore.
Supported by Arts Council England; commissioned by The Roundhouse; with thanks to The Platform Theatre Glasgow and the National Centre for Circus Arts.
★★★★ “What made this show special was the warmth of the two performers… Entertaining and amusing.” – North West End
“The show has a certain ramshackle energy… It’s hard not to like a show which invested in a whoopee cushion for everyone in the audience just because the budget could stretch to it… A very warm-hearted show.” – Reviewer Number 9
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