Dates and Times

Tue 15 - Wed 16 Oct 2019 at 9pm

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Ticket information

£12/£10 (concession)

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Featured in our Autumn 2019 programme. Browse the full season here

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Presented by CARL

Forbruker: Consumer  

The philosophy behind much advertising is based on the old observation that every man is really two men – the man he is and the man he wants to be.William Feather  

Gillette – The Best A Man Can Get – Gillette  

Following sold out performance at Sprint 2019 and eight day run at The Edinburgh Fringe 2019, Forbruker is back! In an electric, absurdist fusion of clown, lip sync, drag, and advertisement, this one-woman advert break presents a vital, ridiculous interrogation and parody of the battle for identity in the capitalist world past and present.  

From falling in love with marmite, to regurgitating a Mini-Ford Focus, join Frankie Thompson (Soho Theatre Young Company, Royal Court Youth Theatre, Young Pleasance) with Elizabeth Parker (Live Art Club) as The Voice of Consumerismin this surreal, high-paced alternative clown show. Directed by Anna Marie Synstad Simonsen.  

Mr Bean went Feral with a Cassette Player and I loved every minute of it– Audience Feedback  


“A completely out of this world and divine escape from the seriousness of the Fringe” – ★★★★ To Do List

“Anti-capitalist fun with Frankie Thompson” – ★★★★ The Scotsman

“A nostalgic, absurdist journey through the ads.” – Fest Mag

About the company

CARL is a network of emerging female and non-binary artists who are committed to supporting each others cross-disciplinary work, ranging from clown and alternative comedy to spoken word and visual arts. Their work is united by a common interrogation into the incommunicable experience of the world today. Forbruker is their professional debut.  

@forbruker2 @forbruker_ | #Clown #AlternativeComedy #Absurdism #Drag

Image credit (c) CARL

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