It is the day of “The Circus Tribute Festival”, a charity performance in which circus acts are performed in a theatre. A clown is waiting his turn at the orchestra pit. He is going to make his grand entrance onto the stage through the trapdoor. Sitting in solitude while waiting, he reviews and evokes moments from his past where he reminisces on his relationship with his family and the events and people that shaped him in the circus where he was born.
A TV producer has come to offer him the opportunity to perform the same act on TV, every day, at 1am during the late show. He has just one minute to make his mark.
Online dramatised reading of the play The Clown’s Minute by José Ramón Fernandez in an English translation by Puerto Baker and Gavin Baker, directed by Jorge de Juan with Ivanhoe Norona.
Produced by the Cervantes Theatre and Spanish Theatre Company with the support of Acción Cultural Española and the collaboration of the Cervantes Institute, INAEM and the Spanish Embassy in London.
2020 – present
Jorge De Juan
Composer, Sound Designer
Cervantes Theatre London
Play by José Ramón Fernández
Translated by Puerto Baker
Directed by Jorge de Juan
Camera Operator Liam Daly
Lighting Designer Fernando Benito
Composer/Sound Designer Yaiza Varona
Sound Recordist Maciej Londo
Set Designer Ángel Haro
CERVANTES THEATRE TEAM
Artistic Director Jorge de Juan
Associate Director Paula Paz
House Manager Puerto Baker
Production Manager Santiago Cabrero
Graphic Design José Luis Hidalgo