A Clown Show About Rain

It makes sense to take an umbrella out when rain's coming, but some things can't be forecast like the weather.

Forth, Cromarty and Dogger are all at sea; the storm strikes, the rain lashes down, strong winds have turned their umbrellas inside out. They’re trying to keep warm and dry, but their raincoats have shrunk in the wash.

In a world where we're expected to be equipped for everything, what happens when our mental resilience falls short? 

In this dazzling look at the unpredictable nature of our mental health, Silent Faces see what it is to try to battle the elements when your weatherproofing is failing.

A physical comedy with clowning and dance-theatre, because sometimes words aren’t enough.

Part of INCOMING Festival, a co-production between A Younger Theatre and New Diorama Theatre in association with HOME.


Silent Faces formed at Goldsmiths College in 2016. As an integrated company of disabled and non-disabled artists, they are fascinated by and seek to explore this unique collaboration in their work. Employing their unique style of high-concept, metaphorical, playful theatre, they push the boundaries of clown and physical theatre in a contemporary political context.


★★★★ “Comic and compelling.” The Stage on Follow Suit 

★★★★ "A topical message, but one that’s delivered with a punch as well as a smile.” The Scotsman on Follow Suit

★★★★★ “Hilarious and perfectly timed.”  Everything Theatre on Follow Suit 

★★★★ "A testament to just how creative and innovative the very best of theatre can be" London Theatre 1 on Follow Suit

Web: www.silentfaces.co.uk
Twitter: @SilentFacesUK



INCOMING is a festival celebrating the best emerging theatre companies from across the UK, co-curated by A Younger Theatre and New Diorama Theatre. Across 10 days INCOMING showcases 20 companies as well as a series of workshops and discussions. And this year we are delighted to be partnering with HOME in Manchester, to present the festival across the two cities. 

www.incomingfestival.com / @IncomingFest / #IncomingFestival

INCOMING Festival is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and New Diorama Theatre's Emerging Companies Fund.