// Tristan Bath // Writer // Musician //

Eric the Fred

by Chris Lynam

at Jacksons Lane 2015

Part of the London International Mime Festival, Tristan engineered, operated and designed sound for Chris Lynam's Eric the Fred, incorporating original music from esteemed film & TV composer Kevin Sargent. In addition to sound and music, Tristan also provided assistance with the vital projections in this multimedia Clowning performance.

Words from London International Mime Festival:

Taking us backstage into the private world of a clown performer, ErictheFred is the strange and poignant story of an old trouper trying to come to terms with a fading career. Gradually his innermost thoughts become visible - holograms of doubts, dreams and delusions which disturb and torment him until the startling climax.

"on a technical level, ErictheFred repeatedly impressive, with creative ideas brilliantly executed, including some stand-out set pieces that hilariously flip expectations on their head; injecting comedy into a show that isn’t always intended to be funny. Lynam’s timing is acute, the graphics are outstanding and the score wonderfully evocative. It is, undoubtedly, a visually impressive spectacle with some fine set pieces and no little charm. Eventually we even come to care for this dejected clown." - Steve Bennett, Chortle.co.uk

"Surreal unhinged quality which makes for comic greatness" - The Guardian

"The most dangerously funny man on the planet" - Eddie Izzard