Be upstanding for The Flop –

HijinxHijinx takes a firm hold of one of France’s 
most explosive tales

The makers of Meet Fred team up with Spymonkey for a some serious clowning around.


Pioneering Welsh theatre company, Hijinx, have a brand new show The Flop, which previews at Chapter in 12-14 July 8pm, before making a world premiere at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.


The Flop, developed with clown supremos Spymonkey, is a historical romp through a bizarre true story of the impotency trials in 17 Century France. Embracing the art of clowning, slapstick and breaking a farcical fourth wall, The Flop blends Hijinx’s trademark playful humour with Spymonkey’s anarchic physicality.


About The Show

Paris. 1657ish. Impotence is illegal. When the Marquis De Langey is accused of being less than upstanding, his wounded pride leads him towards a monumental and very public flop. The Flopis a clowning physical comedy show with live music and big wigs.


Hijinx, one of Britain’s leading inclusive theatre companies, were winners of Best Ensemble in the Wales Theatre Awards in 2016 for Meet Fred. The Flop is a Hijinx production and the cast comprises of three learning disabled actors alongside three non-disabled actors. It is directed by Ben Pettitt-Wade (Meet Fred) and Toby Parks from Spymonkey is creative mentor and composer.


About Hijinx

What makes Hijinx different is that their casts always include professional actors who have learning disabilities. The ability of these effortlessly talented performers is at the heart of every show they produce, creating work that is utterly absorbing, surprising and provocative.


About Spymonkey

SPYMONKEY is the UK’s leading physical comedy ensemble, based in Brighton. They have been making sublimely hilarious and deeply ridiculous theatre for the last 20 years, delighting audiences around the world.


The Flop previews at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, 12-14 July, 8pm. Tickets cost £10 and can be purchased at www.chapter.org./flop or 029 2030 4400.


Connect with Hijinx Theatre online at: www.hijinx.org.uk on Twitter @hijinxtheatre instagram @hijinxtheatre Facebook at HijinxTheatre and YouTube at HijinxTheatreCompany #theflop


For further information please contact Vanessa Davies: Vanessa.davies@hijinx.org.uk / 02920 300331



Chapter Arts Centre

Art Car Bootique 2017

Chapter Arts Centre, Market Road, Cardiff

Sunday 28th May

11am – 6pm (outside in the car park)

6pm – 11.30pm (in the Caffi bar)

Free Event

Chapter and Something Creatives are pleased to announce this year’s Art Car Bootique — REVOLUTION!

This year’s Art Car Bootique theme is REVOLUTION! reflecting on 100 years since the Russian Revolution, one of the most radical moments in history. As part of the Russia 17 Festival across the city, this year we are asking artists and makers what REVOLUTION looks like for them, in these uncertain times.

Established in 2011, the Art Car Bootique is an eclectic and eccentric mix of artist projects and performances, live music, delicious street food and vintage fashion, celebrating the very best of South Wales’ creative community. From 11am until 6pm our car park is transformed into a psychedelic village fete, jam-packed with over 70 pitches for you to explore and enjoy and live music and performances on stage.

Rachel Helena Walsh | good cop bad cop | Yellow Back Books | Megan Winstone and James Cocks | Rhôd Artists Group | elysium gallery & artists studios | Richard Higlett | Barrie J Davies | CCQ Magazine | ArcadeCardiff | Flossy and Boo | C.A.A.P.O | Printhaus | Ffotogallery | Guest Who | Film Hub Wales | The Sol Cinema | Galerie Simpson Swansea | The SHO Gallery and Shop | The Bone Yard | Alternative Events | The Pedal Emporium | Trebanog Project | Dean Woolford | Cosmo | Mike Dennis | Little Folk | Junior Bill | Matt The Hat & Gareth Potter Welsh Balearic DJ Set | Tonto Malembe | VIBE Roulette | Dylans Mobile Bookstore | D’Vinyl Records | Head Over Heels Vintage | EllyMental Jewellery | Anna Palamar Designs | Eagle Eye Vintage | Vintage Mix | I Loves The ‘Diff | Dizzy Pineapple | Als Musique Boutique & Gentlemans Emporium | Nelly’s Treasures | In Rainbows | Elen Angharad | Bonnie.Designs | Baked By Lou | Dirty Vintage | CHAPTER BBQ | MILGI | Kerbside Cuisine | Ffwrnes Pizza | La Ffroga | Tukka Tuk by Anand George (Purple Poppadom) | Early Bird Bakery | MaiBock Beer Festival 2017

With support from Chapter Friends.