Jane Sutcliffe: The Clown Inside

An Introduction to the Simple Clown (A two-part workshop)

Session 1 – Play                      

A session that explores ‘playfulness’, being soft and finding our joyful spirit. We will play games and have fun and find the pleasure in this. We will play spontaneously through movement, gesture and words (if we need them) and focus on being in the moment.

Session 2 – Clownesse

This session follows on from the ‘Play’ session. We will seek to find and celebrate our idiosyncrasies in being funny and creating laughter and the find the pathway to our own unique Clown.




Jane Sutcliffe was born and brought up in North Wales. After spending time with Clwyd Youth Theatre, she graduated from Birmingham University and École Jacques Lecoq in Paris. She has been working in the field of physical theatre for over thirty years.

Jane creates dynamic, visual, physical theatre exploring contemporary issues and archetypal themes. Creating and touring performance work she offers workshops and residencies to accompany performances.

‘Creates a poem with her movement’ THE STAGE

“Is mesmerising throughout, assured, funny and subtle” BIRMINGHAM POST

Jane is passionate about creating new original physical theatre performance and often works in collaboration with other artists and companies. Her expertise in calming movement and Clown work and years of experience of working with people with disabilities is much needed in the delivery of these workshops.

Her specialties are: Creative Movement for Wellbeing, Physical Theatre, Clown & Physical Comedy and Maskwork & Commedia dell’Arte.