|Photo by Mr Suave|
This week, Rosie was thrilled to be chatting with Kiki Lovechild. Much laughter ensued, but also chat about: Furlesque; 400 Year Old Art Forms; Do Your Parents Know What You Do??; 4 Year Old Clown Commander; Performance Seeking Missile; Song to Silence; Classical Charts into Magic; Not Traditional School; Angela de Castro; Do It Properly!; Being a Performer is Being a Business; Happy Accidents are the Best; Sweaty Accidents are Better; Chance Can Give You More Ideas; Vaudeville History Holds the Key; Kiki the Writer!!; Disturbingly Positive; Street Performance; Audiences are Mysterious; Christmas Audiences are… Different…; Giants of Negativity VS Miniature Positive Incidents; Psychology Confessional; Convoluted Passages to Performance; Escapology and Children’s Parties; Balloon Model Hoover; Kiki’s Lobotomy Business; If Something Scares You, You Should Probably Do It (Maybe); Variety of Fringes; Post-Its; Free Show Outside Kiki’s House; The Worst Show Became the Best Show; How to Respond When You Make Bad Things; Living Up To Expectations; Flabby, Uninspiring Jesus; Experiencing Art Through Posters; Can You Tell If It’s Funny?; Video Your First Outing; NSFW Fan Dance Surprise; Vaudeville Factoid: Break A Leg; Very Superstitious; Idols Watching Your Failures; You Can Accept the Applause.
Kiki is a multi-skilled silent clown. Based in London, UK, he has performed his unique routines around the United Kingdom and abroad.
Over the years thousands have enjoyed his tried and tested routines, which draw upon his training and experience in a variety of skill-sets, including mime, physical theatre, puppetry, illusion, escapology and more.
Kiki is probably best known on the UK cabaret circuit for introducing the world to Furlesque - his quirky puppet burlesque creations. These routines have made him a regular at high profile burlesque events.
A natural performer and attention seeker, Kiki had his first regular paid performance job at the age of 8, and has polished and refined his craft a little since then. He has trained in mime with celebrated physical theatre tutor Desmond Jones, clowning with the world famous Angela de Castro, puppetry with The Little Angel Theatre and circus skills at Circus Space. While all of these have proved invaluable, nothing has taught Kiki more than years and years of experimentation in front of real world audiences.
After many years of performing short cabaret routines, in 2013 Kiki launched his first hour long solo clown show. A brief preview of the show at Madame Jojos in February met with an enthusiastic audience response, and the run of the show at Brighton Fringe attracted good audiences and 5 star reviews, followed by a successful run in Grimsby.
Kiki likes writing in the third person.