Thank you for taking the time to read about this project. It a really important one for me personally.
Not just because it is chance to follow in the footsteps of one of my heroes, and not just because this is my first full length silent comedy show - a milestone in my professional clowning career. But also because I believe that the universal appeal of silent comedy is the perfect way to deliver a message of inclusivity to a very wide audience.
The show will explore the experience of trying to fit in in an unfamiliar culture.
It will be entirely wordless so it can be understood by anyone from any country - as well as being fully accessible to deaf audiences. (Oxford City Council has already awarded the project a grant for research and development with the deaf community.)
I have sixteen years of professional experience as a physical comedian and have performed over 4000 shows!
For more information visit www.chrismichael.org.uk and follow the show's development @newslapstick
Thanks for reading! Please support the show if you can.