In Circus Incognitus, virtuoso clown Jamie Adkins is the vulnerable everyman, who has just written a terrific show. He wanders onto stage with the new show in a box, delighted to find the audience ready waiting. Knowing he has just the thing, Jamie struggles to build the scene around him using everyday objects. Things go awry as his props prove most unhelpful: his ladder disintegrates under foot! He wrangles an animated chair, tussles with a pesky hat, negotiates a precarious slack wire and juggles almost everything. Theatre goers even get involved in the endeavour by tossing lemons for Jamie to catch on a fork...held between his teeth! An expert at comedy born of desperation , Jamie's performance is humble and unguarded. Adkins deftly escorts the audience along his poetic journey with sidesplitting wit.
Jamie Adkins is a clown. A real classy one. He is someone who can make you laugh with next to nothing
- Le Monde
Jamie Adkins is the kind of clown who wins rave reviews from cynical critics and preschoolers alike
- The Montréal Gazette
Someone should throw him flowers.
-New York Times