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Clockwise from top left: Mr Holloway in The Silly Seasons, The Shoemaker in Wild Boor Ideas’ The Elves and the Shoemaker, Walkabout Clown Act, Mr Holloway again, the Assistant in MOMO Theatre’s Fossil Fools.

 

In the last 16 years, Chris has performed over 4000 shows to over half a million people in circus, theatre, festivals and schools.

Chris usually performs as Mr Holloway, a classic silent character in the style of Mr Bean, Chaplin’s tramp, Stan Laurel and Norman Wisdom. He mainly works with his theatre in education company MOMO Theatre. But he has also been the solo outdoor entertainer at Legoland Windsor, he was the first clown at Gifford’s Circus and is now concentrating on developing work for theatre audiences.

Having been a teenager interested in all things vintage, he watched hours of old comedy films. The world of visual gags gave him an outlet for his natural clumsiness and together with his lack of height he was a big shoe in for a life of clowning.

He is fascinated by the craft of visual comedy performers in all their forms from the traditional red nose circus clown to the modern animated characters of Pixar.

On this website, you’ll find information about shows and workshops – as well as a blog with tips about making visual comedy, analysis of performers and reviews of visual comedy shows.

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2 thoughts on “About

  1. Dear Chris
    It was very nice to meet you last night. I will send you a link to my film once I get the answer from local film fest ROOFTOP FILMS. Hope you are enjoying your time in NY and I am sure you will love Bill Irwin/David Shiner’s show. Here a link my a photograph I did of Bill quite a few years ago in my studio.
    http://bit.ly/XUsUl
    Talk soon I hope.
    Regards,
    JIM

    1. Hi Jim, Nice to meet you too. Sadly, the link doesn’t lead to a photo. Maybe a cross continent problem?! We loved Old Hats – and are very sad to not be in in NYC anymore – it was quite a holiday.

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