Dates and Times

Thur 9 - Fri 10 March at 9pm

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Ticket information

£8 (work in progress)

Book Tickets

Part of Sprint 2017, running from Tue 7 – Sun 26 March. Why not take advantage of our double bill ticket offer – two shows on the same night for just £16. Simply add the shows into your basket, and we’ll do the rest! Browse our full Sprint programme here.

Presented by Lauren Silver

How does a girl with social and anticipation anxiety enjoy a surprise party? Lauren invites you to find out, in a show packed full of party games and hopefully no panic attacks. SURPRISE! is an interactive clown show that looks at how we can confront anxiety, overcome fear, and find freedom from panic through laughter.

Developed with the support of Arts Council England, Theatre in the Mill, Bathway Theatre, #ItAffectsMe and Liverpool Mental Health Consortium.

Image credit – Ben Broomfield


‘I suspect we’ll see more of Gaulier-trained Lauren Silver who has a nice line in comic grotesques.’ – Chortle

‘Striking’ – Evening Standard

‘Charismatic performance’ – Guardian

‘Her rapport with the audience is tremendous fun.’ – British Theatre Guide

About the artist

Lauren is an award winning actress and theatre maker, originally from Liverpool specialising in clowning, comedy, improv and music. As well as creating her own work, she regularly collaborates with regional and national theatre companies making joyful and inventive work which entertains and informs in equal measure.

In her guest blog, Lauren asks ‘What is Anxiety? and How can we cope?’. You can read it here.

This is a work-in-progress performance, and the show is still in the process of being created. There is an opportunity for you to feedback to the artists, which will be used to further develop the piece. 

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