About the Show:

Two Heads Are Better Than One is a unique Clowning show devised and performed by emerging theatre company Plumpkin. This comic sketch shows the relationship between Clowns Bumpkin and Plum, exploring their daily antics. What could possibly go wrong? Simplistic tasks such as getting dressed and making a cup of tea are the Clown’s playground, turning what often seems a chore into exciting and risky business. Aimed at an adult audience due to the recognisable qualities of day to day life, the piece is also suitable for children.

About the Company:

Plumpkin endeavour to bring the art of Clowning back to the modern audience. We aspire to alter the belief that the Clown is only for the Circus, whilst broadening people’s perception of the modern clown and bringing a little laughter into everyday life. This particular piece centres on the habits we all possess, making light of mundane jobs and irritating incidents by exploring the relationship of someone you can’t live with but can’t live without. Performed as part of a final showcase at the Arts University Bournemouth, Camden Fringe will be Plumpkin’s London debut.

Plumpkin was formed and founded by recent graduates of the Arts University Bournemouth, Anna Haskell-Thomas and Verity Hicks who also take the roles of Bumpkin and Plum. Devised solely by these two performers everything in the piece is created through hours of play and improvisation resulting in original, fresh material. With a one person technical team and simple set Plumpkin aim to travel this piece worldwide as its physical nature makes the piece Universal. We hope to see you there!

What the graduates say:

“The specific skill classes taught in Clowning and Devising inspired us not only to develop this further in our final project at university, but to continue this by expanding a previous 10 minute performance, into 1 hour for the fringe in Camden this year.”


Anna Haskell Thomas and Verity Hicks will be performing in Two Heads Are Better Than One, at the Etcetera Theatre 23rd – 25th August.
For more information about the festival and to book tickets visit the Camden Fringe website.