The Affair
The Affair
Past Performance
In The Theatre
November 22nd - November 23rd 2019
Recommended for adults but suitable for children

Presented by Gibbons & Gaulier

“ evening with Gibbons & Gaulier is one not to be missed... the material is glorious and original. The Affair is a deftly written play... with a depth that will leave you wanting more... Gibbons & Gaulier are simply unique!” - James Pearson, Artistic Director, Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club

A hilarious and thoroughly uplifting new play about relationships, which has all the ingredients of a great comedy…clown, bouffon, vaudeville and slapstick! With a sprinkle of drama and a splash of tragedy, this cake…I mean pizza, is ready to eat.

Our casanova, Gustavo, is getting ready to ask a very important question, but not before he has checked everything on his ‘to do’ list. After Daffadowndilly’s arrival, what is supposed to be a romantic evening soon starts to spiral out of control; following a knock on the door all reason turns to mayhem, and we are faced with a scenario that leaves all three characters grappling for sanity.

The Affair is a timeless comedy that depicts the highs and lows of relationships in a very funny way. With each character bringing a different light to the story, there is plenty for the audience to relate to and be amused by.

The Affair is simply unmissable!

Friday 22nd & Saturday 23rd November
Run time: 1:45 hours (w/ interval)
£10 / 8 (Concession)


About the Company:
Founded in 2015, Gibbons & Gaulier theatre company make very enjoyable theatre with the spirit of clown, bouffon, melodrama and lots more. To date they have written, directed and produced plays The Affair and The Tramps which they also perform. They tour both regionally and internationally and enjoy working with people from all walks of life. In 2016, their play The Tramps, won a Best Play Award at the Forth London Persian English Independent Theatre Festival.

Directed by Samuel Gaulier
Cast: Amy Gibbons, Claudio Del Toro, Shea Wojtus
Choreographer: Caroline Mummery

Read more about the cast and creatives here

Press Quotes
"Theatre of the absurd, clowns, French farce, slapstick... a generous helping of stage comedy"
Basil Abbott, Plays International
"“I would not hesitate to recommend them... Glorious and original - a rich mix of anarchic comedy, pathos, occasional silliness and joy, masterfully performed leaving us highly entertained. 'The Affair' is a deftly written play that has all of the above elements with a depth that will leave you wanting more...Gibbons & Gaulier are simply unique!"
James Pearson, Creative Director, Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club
"'The Tramps' and the 'The Affair' left lasting memories of an exhilarating and experimental theatrical experience."
- Richard Chilvers, Waveney Mayday Festival, The Seagull
Creative Team
The Cast and Creatives -

Our cast for this production will bring with them a superb combination of classic theatrical styles. With influences from physical theatre master Jacque Lecoq to Philippe Gaulier's emphasis on the pleasure to play, there is also inspiration from the great Italian form Commedia Dell'arte.

Samuel Gaulier Director & Co-writer

Co-founder of Gibbons & Gaulier and trained at Ecole Philippe Gaulier, Sam has worked as Assistant Director to Cal McCrystal alongside Lionel Blair, Stephen K Amos and Paul Foot, and as Assistant Manager to SAAM Persian Theatre Company. He writes and performs and has much experience in clown, including as La Puta Calle’s sole resident clown in Paris. Samuel is a teacher at Slate Barn Arts in Suffolk which is an 18th century barn being developed into a space for the teaching and creation of theatre. Samuel is co-writer of The Affair and is looking forward to directing the play.

Amy Gibbons Actor & Co-writer

Co-founder of Gibbons & Gaulier and trained at Ecole Philippe Gaulier, Amy has 30 years in theatre include performing, writing and directing, nationally and internationally. She has a specific love of clown and comedy and also trained with John Wright, Mick Barnfather and SpyMonkey. She has been involved with the production of several touring shows in Suffolk. Amy is a teacher at Slate Barn Arts in Suffolk which is an 18th century barn being developed into a space for the teaching and creation of theatre. Co-writing The Affair and producing the tour has kept her very busy recently.

Claudio Del Toro Actor

As a trilingual actor (Italian, English, German) Claudio has an extensive history as an actor, clown and drama teacher.  He is the artistic director of the company La barca dei Soli. He has a master’s degree in Theatre (DAMS University of Turin, Italy) and graduated in the international drama school Ecole Philippe Gaulier (Paris). He has worked for major National Theatres including Marcido Marcidorjs e Famosa Mimosa (Turin), Teatro della Tosse (Genoa), Anà-thema Teatro (Udine).  Claudio received 5 stars from The British Theatre Guide for the clown show Goodbye I'm Leaving during Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018.

Shea Wojtus Actor

An actor, creator and clown hailing from the icy tundra of Northern Ontario, Canada, Shea has spent the last 3 years living in London, working extensively in immersive and interactive performance. She can often be found on stages across London trying out new solo comedy bits with female Clown Troupe TuttiFrutti, or working in duo with her clown partner Lulu. Shea also teaches clown workshops for young people, and has recently co-launched a monthly Scratch Night at VFD aiming to give a platform to emerging artists to test and trial new work.