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A Thousand Clowns

Full-Length Play, Comedy  /  1w, 4m

Herb Gardner

"Would be a standout comedy in any season. Filled with laughter and warmth and sweetness and inspired daffiness. One of the quintessential New York comedies.- New York Daily News

"An extraordinarily funny play with some brilliantly offbeat…

A Thousand Clowns

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    1w, 4m
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Adult, Senior

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Summary
This benchmark of Broadway comedy produced one of the theatre's most beloved roles: unconventional Murray, uncle to precocious nephew, Nick. Tired of writing cheap comedy gags for "Chipper the Chipmunk", a children's television star, Murray finds himself unemployed with plenty of free time with which to pursue his...pursuits. Lectured by his conventional brother Arnold and hounded by "the system", Murray is paid a visit by bickering, uptight social workers, Sandra and Albert, and finds himself solving their problems as well as most of his own.

  • Time Period 1960s
  • Cautions
    • No Special Cautions

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  • Minimum Fee: £55 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

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Herb Gardner

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