HILDA & THE SPECTRUM – COMEDY / CLOWN / SKETCH
Part clown show, part love story, part autobiography and devised at renowned clown school L’Ecole Philippe Gaulier, Hilda & The Spectrum is a surrealist play devised by Elf Lyons and Ryan Lane. It follows the meeting and relationship between two otherworldly outsiders – Mr X and Hildergarde – as they meet on a dilapidated allotment in Cricklewood. Do they know each other? What is in Mr X’s briefcase? Why is Hilda’s accent so peculiar? What is THE SPECTRUM? How do they both know David Bowie?
Using a concoction of mime, clown, improvisation and live music Hilda & The Spectrum is a bizarre, viciously funny offbeat piece of new writing with a soviet kitsch feel. Imagine The X Men meets The Mighty Boosh – (this comparison is mainly because there is one really cool bit of stage combat in the play and one of the characters has telekinesis).
Written & performed by Elf Lyons & Ryan Lane
About the company / Artist
RaRaRa Theatre is a brand new company led by Lane and Lyons and formed of recent graduates from L’Ecole Philippe Gaulier. It is a theatre company whose aim is to create work that is vividly offbeat, avant-garde and inherently funny.
★★★★★ Young Perspective
★★★★★ Theatre Smart
★★★★ TV Bomb
★★★★ The Skinny
★★★★ EdFest Magazine
★★★★ The List
‘Enthusiastically peculiar… sexy, nerdy and funny’ – Chortle
‘Endearingly eccentric… She has a knack for fostering the desire to be her new best friend’ – Fest
‘A stand-out Fringe show from a vibrant and energetic performer’ Skinny