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Come Down from the Mountain John Clown, John Clown


  • Playwright

  • Author Notes

    Devised by Barabbas... the Company

  • Notes

    Come Down from the Mountain John Clown, John Clown was originally presented at the Factory Performance Space as part of the Sligo Arts Festival in August, 1993. The play was subsequently refined and presented alongside productions of 'Macbeth' and 'Half Eight Mass of a Tuesday' (listed separately) at the Project Arts Centre, Dublin on July 5th, 1994 as part of the inaugural 'Festival of Barabbas'.

  • Synopsis

    Come Down from the Mountain John Clown, John Clown is a full-length clowning show, performed in red nose, which follows the little lives of Veronica Clown, erstwhile entrepreneur, Mikel Clown, political correspondent and Raymond Clown, unemployed. Comic and tragic, it is a show of few words.

  • Play Type

    Physical/Devised Theatre

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female



  • Date of First Production

    August 1993

  • Production Notes

    This show was originally performed as part of the 1993 Sligo Arts Festival. It was subsequently presented at the Project, Dublin in 1994, alongside two other shows, as part of Barabbas... The Festival.

  • Producer

    Produced by Barabbas

  • Original Venue

    The Factory Performance Space

Original Cast  
Mikel Clown Mikel Murfi
Raymond Clown Raymond Keane
Veronica Clown Veronica Coburn
Production Team  
Set Designer Charlie O'Neill
Lighting Designer Paul Keogan
Company Manager Carole Stewart
Administration Assistant David Kelly (1)
Production Manager Marie Tierney
Stage Manager Louise Drumm
Set Construction Marie Tierney
Set Construction Seamus Purcell
Scenic Artist John Meaney
Sound Engineer Hugh Drumm
PR Madeline Boughton
Graphic Design The Graphiconies/ Public Communications Centre
Photography Charlie O'Neill




The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and promotional flyer. Additional information was supplied by a member of Barabbas... the company.