Jack Stark: Tea Bee Sea

Full-time idiot Jack Stark hasn’t written this show… A story about procrastination and panic. 

Frenzied, silly and silent comedy. Jack invites you all to connect with the reckless abandon and carefree attitude of childhood, in a very grown up way, while holding a mirror to the challenges we all face everyday. No red noses and big shoes here, this is clowning for the 21st century. 

Jack Stark is a new persona from the artist behind the critically acclaimed Kiki Lovechild, who has trained with the masters of clowning, including Gaulier and deCastro. A full-time professional idiot, Jack is one of the leading clowns on the cabaret circuit, having worked the variety halls for the last 13 years. His theatrical projects in recent years, including ‘The Weatherman’, ‘Sheets’, ‘The Man Who Knows Everything’ and ‘Et Moi’ have gained four and five star reviews and kept him busy on the circuit. This show marks the start of a new chapter of Jack’s performing, as he removes the make up and lets his own vulnerability as a human create all the laughter. Afterall, clowns are humans too. 

“He displayed a virtuoso masterclass in physical comedy. There are a lot of clown or physical theatre acts in cabaret these days that are not completely thought through but his antics rise far above the usual fare.” This is Cabaret

“a wonderful clown that smacks of the black and white films of old. His physicality is simple and fluid and his enjoyment of what he does shines through brightly.” The Metropolist

“He fills us all with wonder, laughter and love. His performance is always touching, always funny and somehow more beautiful than a sunrise, a sunset or an enchanted forest. His is a unique work of art." Fringe Review

Recommended for audience members over 14 years

Sunday 5th May
at Hebden Bridge Little Theatre
Doors: 11:30
Show: 12:00 - 13:30