ErictheFred

A Story About Dreams, Delights, and Delusions

ErictheFred is an evocative, delightful and life-affirming piece combining twisted classical clowning, exquisite film, and stunning original music.

An enraged and shamed performer tears off his costume, never to perform again. At this pivotal juncture, his very own agent provocateur kicks in, fiendishly and hilariously provoking him to dream, to remember, to fall in love, to dare, to carry on … or to end it all.

The audience is transported to a strange, unnervingly familiar world where the clown’s innermost thoughts manifest themselves: instruments appear as if from nowhere; butterflies harass and cajole; knives, noose and gun all fail him.

In this acrobatic tour de force, ErictheFred is tugged from one extreme to the other, running the gamut of human emotions; suffering dismay at the death of his beloved, enjoying the long awaited rapture of an adoring audience and transcending everything, traveling to the moon, only to be obliterated in an explosion of stars.

Returning to his familiar world, the clown rediscovers his joy only for it to be destroyed again in inevitable chaos.

It ends in delicate surrender; the show and the clown must go on.

“As well as being technically excellent, it’s genuinely perverse and absurd – equal parts David Lynch, Samuel Beckett and Looney Tunes.”

The Scotsman

“Timeless dark comedy, Eric is a solid display of clowning and physical theatre skill.”

The List

“Throughout this performance Lynam is very expressive and engaging, oozing with energy and charisma.”

– Edinburgh 49

@ericthefredshow at #edfringe2015 was mesmerising – can’t stop thinking about it. Utterly wonderful! #5stars”

 TwoThumbsFresh @TwoThumbsFresh

“Seriously, go see @ericthefredshow. Alternately hilarious, moving and just… Classic. #Edfringe ping @not_television

– Tomás Ford @tomas_ford

“Absurd, surreal, and witty, yet performed with such endearing innocence. #EricTheFred just opened up clowning for me @AssemblyFest.”

– Torran Mcewan @TorranMcEwan

@ericthefredshow is the most baffling, beguiling, mesmerising and beautiful piece of mime/theatre I’ve seen. Just joyful. #ericthefred

– Kevin Hunter Day @kevinhunterday

“Achingly beautiful and seriously funny for all its grimness, this is a highly structured, well-designed technical show, and yet Lynam’s true brilliance is that he is always there in the moment, contemporary in every way.”

The Stage

Chris’ Eric The Fred show brings to mind Monte Carlo style mime and clown shows of the 1950s and 1960s and very up-market performance art shows. It would not go amiss in Las Vegas and is astonishingly sophisticated, complex and professional. An immense talent.

John Flemming

#ChrisLynam is a genius. The best clown show I have ever seen, everyone please catch @ericthefredshow @AssemblyFest Roxy before it’s over!!!”

– David Shopland @davidshopland

#EricTheFred is an excellent piece of clowning, wonderful set! Get to see it @AssemblyFest Roxy #edfringe #clowning #theatre

– Mark Thomas @markthomasinfo

“Absurd, surreal, and witty, yet performed with such endearing innocence. #EricTheFred just opened up clowning for me @AssemblyFest.”

– Torran Mcewan @TorranMcEwan

Saw @ericthefredshow at @AssemblyFest last night. Some highly skilled clowning & beautiful visuals. Worth a trip! @edfringe #edfringe2015

 Richard Delaney @RichardDDelaney

“Repeatedly impressive, with creative ideas brilliantly executed, including some stand-out set pieces that hilariously flip expectations on their head.”

Chortle

“The style of the projections called to mind German Expressionist cinema and the silent science fiction films of a George Melies.”

– TVBomb

“Still can’t stop laughing about @ericthefredshow at #EdFringe – Wish we had time to see it again!”

– BrownPaperTicketsNYC @BPTNYC

“Absolutely beautiful show at The Roxy last night @EricTheFredShow …Do go, you won’t regret it #EdFringe

 HRH Greg le Pleb @gregalomaniac

#EricTheFred is an excellent piece of clowning, wonderful set! Get to see it @AssemblyFest Roxy #edfringe #clowning #theatre

– Honest Arts @Honest_Arts

“Broadly like if Alain Resnais directed an episode of Mr Bean. Visually Stunning, World class clowning. Hidden Depths.”

– Gregor Cubie @GregorCubie

@ericthefredshow is incredible, hilarious, heart-warming surprising! #ChrisLynamon @AssemblyFest Roxy #MustSee

– Claire Sharpe @Claire_Sharpe

“As well as being technically excellent, it’s genuinely perverse and absurd – equal parts David Lynch, Samuel Beckett and Looney Tunes.”

The Scotsman

“Timeless dark comedy, Eric is a solid display of clowning and physical theatre skill.”

The List

“Throughout this performance Lynam is very expressive and engaging, oozing with energy and charisma.”

– Edinburgh 49

@ericthefredshow at #edfringe2015 was mesmerising – can’t stop thinking about it. Utterly wonderful! #5stars”

 TwoThumbsFresh @TwoThumbsFresh

“Absurd, surreal, and witty, yet performed with such endearing innocence. #EricTheFred just opened up clowning for me @AssemblyFest.”

– Torran Mcewan @TorranMcEwan

#ChrisLynam is a genius. The best clown show I have ever seen, everyone please catch @ericthefredshow @AssemblyFest Roxy before it’s over!!!”

– David Shopland @davidshopland

“Still can’t stop laughing about @ericthefredshow at #EdFringe – Wish we had time to see it again!”

– BrownPaperTicketsNYC @BPTNYC

“The style of the projections called to mind German Expressionist cinema and the silent science fiction films of a George Melies.”

– TVBomb

“Achingly beautiful and seriously funny for all its grimness, this is a highly structured, well-designed technical show, and yet Lynam’s true brilliance is that he is always there in the moment, contemporary in every way.”

The Stage

@ericthefredshow is incredible, hilarious, heart-warming surprising! #ChrisLynamon @AssemblyFest Roxy #MustSee

– Claire Sharpe @Claire_Sharpe

“Absurd, surreal, and witty, yet performed with such endearing innocence. #EricTheFred just opened up clowning for me @AssemblyFest.”

– Torran Mcewan @TorranMcEwan

#EricTheFred is an excellent piece of clowning, wonderful set! Get to see it @AssemblyFest Roxy #edfringe #clowning #theatre

– Honest Arts @Honest_Arts

#EricTheFred is an excellent piece of clowning, wonderful set! Get to see it @AssemblyFest Roxy #edfringe #clowning #theatre

– Mark Thomas @markthomasinfo

“Broadly like if Alain Resnais directed an episode of Mr Bean. Visually Stunning, World class clowning. Hidden Depths.”

– Gregor Cubie @GregorCubie

Chris’ Eric The Fred show brings to mind Monte Carlo style mime and clown shows of the 1950s and 1960s and very up-market performance art shows. It would not go amiss in Las Vegas and is astonishingly sophisticated, complex and professional. An immense talent.

John Flemming

“Repeatedly impressive, with creative ideas brilliantly executed, including some stand-out set pieces that hilariously flip expectations on their head.”

Chortle

“Seriously, go see @ericthefredshow. Alternately hilarious, moving and just… Classic. #Edfringe ping @not_television

– Tomás Ford @tomas_ford

@ericthefredshow is the most baffling, beguiling, mesmerising and beautiful piece of mime/theatre I’ve seen. Just joyful. #ericthefred

– Kevin Hunter Day @kevinhunterday

“Absolutely beautiful show at The Roxy last night @EricTheFredShow …Do go, you won’t regret it #EdFringe

 HRH Greg le Pleb @gregalomaniac

Saw @ericthefredshow at @AssemblyFest last night. Some highly skilled clowning & beautiful visuals. Worth a trip! @edfringe #edfringe2015

 Richard Delaney @RichardDDelaney

Upcoming Shows

Eric the Fred – 2017

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