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Healing King Herod: smash hit drag clowning show

  • 10/10/23 - 14/10/23
  • 19:30 -
  • £12 (£10 concessions)

More details: https://thewardrobetheatre.com/livetheatre/healing-king-herod/


Healing King Herod RETURNS to Bristol after a SMASH-HIT run at the Edinburgh Fringe. Join Herod for a personal-development workshop like no other.
Created by Comedy Central-endorsed clown, Riss Obolensky, and director Eloïse Poulton. Award-winner of Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Keep It Fringe fund, a VAULT Festival and Soho Theatre sell-out, nominated for Show of the Week and The Skinny’s Pick of The Fringe.

“Funny, memorable, bold.” ★★★★★ The Reviews Hub
“‘Obolensky is without a doubt one of the funniest performers at the Fringe this year.” ★★★★ The Skinny
“Side-splitting laughs.” ★★★★★ Broadway Baby
“Brilliantly weird.” ★★★★ Fringe Biscuit

King Herod, famed for his Massacre of the Innocents, now leads a self-development pyramid scheme. Audiences transform from ancient soldiers into modern clients in an interactive, drag-clown, group therapy session. Through improvised songs, political parodies, breathing exercises and cult-like rituals, Herod asks one thing: forgive… yourself. Within the show’s chaotic absurdity lurks male accountability, self-reckoning and cancel culture.

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