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A RETROSPECTION: A retrospective no one asked for from a clown no one knows. Claire Woolner wants to make groundbreaking and moving real life-changing ART but also she’s a comedian? In this intimate evening unlike anything you have ever witnessed, she attempts to perform a retrospective of her ‘greatest’ most ‘moving’ and ‘important’ performance art pieces; work made up of surrealist clown bits and absurdist performance pieces run amok with absolute vulnerable breakdowns. This show teeters between what is intended and what is improvised, what is funny and what is not, bringing the audience on an exciting (and at times nerve wracking) ride of ego battle, failure, creativity and how to survive, discover and connect amidst them all.
“Woolner delightfully hits the right sort of absurdist nerve with Retrospection, joyfully playing with abandon and also acutely reflecting our collective unconscious wanting to scream into the void of the 2020s.” Comedy Bureau, 2023