The Murderer

“I have a Murderer in my house. It's all perfectly fine.”

In a world where citizens rehabilitate criminals, the Murderer and the Carer go for coffee and play badminton. Based on Luke Kennard’s darkly comic poem, The Murderer follows the story of an unlikely pair learning how to live together, and asks how easy it is to forgive someone, how our society deals with care, and to what extent our obsessions can consume us.

Featuring original music, subtle physical theatre and surreal humour, Clown Funeral brings the isolated and offbeat world of The Murderer to life.

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


Clown Funeral is an emerging theatre company based in the West Midlands. It combines new writing, devising and dark humour to tell human stories set in inhuman worlds. Clown Funeral is a New Diorama 2016/17 Graduate Emerging Company.

Shortlisted for National Student Drama Festival 2016 Edinburgh Award

"Innovative movement and a thought-provoking script" Broadway Baby

"Unusual, poetic take on crime rehabilitation hits the spot" The Stage / @theclownfuneral


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 19 companies as well as a series of workshops and discussions. / @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.