Clown Funeral Collective Presents: Summer Nights

Clown Funeral Collective Presents: Summer Nights

Join us and our Master of Ceremonies Beanz The Clown for 5 short plays written by Clown Funeral Collective in response to the theme of ‘Summer Nights.’ 


Clown Funeral Collective is a playwriting group formed in 2023, who would regularly meet for coffee in the Riverside Cafe. Frustrated at the difficult landscape for new writing, they decided to create a scratch night to platform their own work. Each piece is directed by another Clown Funeral Member chosen at random. The night features a unique collection of plays exploring environmental disaster, rural village life, and cowboys. 


Come hear what 5 of the most talented emerging playwrights have to say!


Wet Bulb


Writer - Kayleigh Mai Hinsley

Director - Charles Edward Pipe


‘With a hurricane incoming, Anu, Zoya and Dev must evacuate — but they must wait till night to do so.’


Cats Always Land on Their Feet


Writer - Peter Barrett 

Directed - Amy Martin 


‘Comic Matthew Stokes is greeted by two officers enquiring about a spate of missing cats. They think his stand-up routine has something to do with it.’


The Return 


Writer - Sam Smithson 

Director - Peter Barrett 


‘Nichol is back after years. Zach’s always had a thing for her but people are saying strange things about where she’s been.’


The Buffalo and the Passenger Pigeon


Writer - Charles Edward Pipe 

Director -  Kayleigh Mai Hinsley 


‘Kelly, Red, and Jerome consider themselves to be outlaws. The angry mob coming after them passionately agree.’


The Spectre Hound


Writer - Amy Martin 

Director - Sam Smithson  


‘In deepest suburbia, a mystical being is picking people off one by one. On the eve of her A - Levels results day, Phoebe sets out to find him.’








Content warnings: strong language, references to violent hate crime / lynching, death, references to animal cruelty, violent imagery, panic attacks, alcholism, discussion of coercive groups, description of self harm, suicide, reference to paedophilia/child sexual abuse 

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Production Details

Run Time:

  • Act One: 60 mins

  • Act Two: 40 mins

Age Restrictions:

  • 12



  • Fri 19th Jul 2024 - 7:30 pm

  • Sat 20th Jul 2024 - 7:30 pm

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