Part of Refract:17


£12.50 FULL / £10.50 CONC


STUFF is a love story but not one you’ve seen a million times before, this is another kind of love story, maybe everybody’s love story.

STUFF is playful, funny, sad and familiar. Lead clown for Cirque du Soleil, Sean Kempton, mixes comedy, mime, clowning and the odd bit of dance in this absurdist show about love… The result is a highly energetic and entertaining, physical piece that takes its audience on a journey through the fragility, hilarity and awkwardness that love can sometimes entail.

STUFF is predominantly a non-verbal 60 minute solo show that is perfect for studio spaces but can adapted to a larger spaces and festival setting when required.  It was developed from interviews of people from the ages of 6 through to 84 on the subjects of Love and human connection.

Sean Kempton has over 23 years of international experience as an actor, circus performer and director with a career spanning the West End, Broadway, The Kennedy Centre, Las Vegas and Alaska. He was an artistic director and part of the founding team of Generating Company, who tour large scale circus shows around the world, alongside designer Mark Fisher and producer Paul Cockle. He was an original cast member in Franco Dragone's epic water show Le Reve in Las Vegas and one of the lead clowns in Cirque Du Soleil's productions of Kooza, Quidam and Varekai touring worldwide.
As a comedian he has been entertaining audiences with his own brand of humour in cabarets and variety shows throughout the US and UK. Sean has been a successful teacher over the past 15 years developing his own style of workshops teaching physical theatre and comedy in Britain and the US and is currently a core teacher for the National Centre for Circus Arts.

On STUFF Sean said:
“The show was developed out of a need to create a more simple, intimate and honest performance than the large spectacles I was working on at the time. The smaller space allows me to reach everybody and have subtle nuances, dealing with complex subjects that could be lost on 3000 people. It was important to approach the subject and emotional weight without uttering a word and have the ability to move a crowd at the same time as keeping them laughing. I spent a long time distilling the essence of each moment to find out what I was saying and where the perfect game was. The result is very playful and hopefully quite touching.”


‘Adults, teenagers, children… it is a show that everyone will enjoy! The Stage
‘Endearingly accomplished and unashamedly focused on connecting with the audience’ Broadway Baby


60 mins, no interval


10+ and adults



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  1. July 25, 2017, 7 p.m. → Book Now