Award-winning clown company Acá Theatre, make witty and imaginative physical comedy for children and adults, using slapstick, acrobatics, sight-gags and silliness. They are a supported company of The Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury where they are based, and were selected to be resident artists at Pegasus Theatre Oxford as part of the SPARK supported artists scheme 2019. Acá are an independent company made up of Nicholas Eastburn, Francisca Stangel and Avi Simmons. The trio devise, write, and produce their own theatre performances, which they have taken to theatre venues across the UK. All of Acá's performances are home-grown and hand-made, from the characters, narratives and acrobatics, to the costumes and props. The performances are forged with love in a fun - and sweaty! - rehearsal room.
Their debut Clown Theatre show Better Together has received 5-star reviews and four award nominations at the Brighton Fringe Festival and Edinburgh Fringe Festival, winning the inaugural SIT UP audience engagement award 2018. 90% of parents rated the show with 5 stars.
Press voices about Acá Theatre
★★★★★ “Outstanding physical comedians” Edinburgh Families★★★★★ "Having this ability to melt even the hardest of hearts is a great thing to achieve in a group like this and should not be taken for granted." Remotegoat
★★★★ “Exquisite” Edinburgh Festival For Kids
“Exceptional physical comedians” Primary Times
"Not meta, not arty, not ironic, but embracing and revelling in the tradition of clowning, complete with tumbling, mad costume frills, silly hair and yes, red noses. This is what Acá Clowns do." -Voice MagazineSupported by Arts Council England, Kent County Council and The Marlowe Theatre.