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And then the Rodeo Burned Down
Drama + Queer Work

And then the Rodeo Burned Down

★★★★★ Fringe First Winners 2022

It certainly ain’t their first rodeo when this pair of clowns are trapped in a time-loop.

It’s the best place in the world so why would anyone burn it down? Can these two cowboys figure it out before time is up? In this thrilling hour of clowning, physical theatre & comedy it's a race against time to capture the culprit, put out the metaphorical fires & save the show. 

Originally performed for a single week at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, And Then the Rodeo Burned Down was extended after picking up rave reviews & a coveted Edinburgh Fringe First Award which resulted in a sold-out run.
Both a 'vaudevillian thriller' & 'a queer cowboy Waiting for Godot’ (The Scotsman), this thrilling, joyful & heart-wrenching show comes direct from NYC to make its London debut for a limited run following critical acclaim from its premiere.

Scored, like any modern-day Western, by Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash & Miley Cyrus, And Then the Rodeo Burned Down is a physical comedy & clowning spectacular that will leave you questioning the true events of this rodeo, just like the characters trapped inside of it.

'A delightfully queer, sexy & foolish mix of clowning, physical theatre & dance'
★★★★★ The Skinny

'The tension was built up so expertly that without knowing it I was sat on the edge of my seat'
★★★★★ Binge Fringe

'Meticulously crafted... There’s not a word or movement wasted, not a metaphor left unexploited'
★★★★ The Stage

'Rice & Roland’s tender, tactile clowning is a tumbling joy to watch'
★★★★ The Scotsman

'Someone certainly started the fire, & this show is certainly worth the blaze'
★★★★ Broadway Baby

'A fast-paced show full of tumbling antics, theatrical posturing & a sharp, humorous dialogue'
★★★★ Queer Guru

'Rice & Roland are effortless from start to finish, bubbling with energy & unquestionably in sync'
★★★★ West End Best Friend

'Intelligent, inventive & incredible – it takes you on a whirlwind of emotions'
★★★★ All That Dazzles

'Very funny & engaging, immaculately played & effortlessly charming'
★★★★ London Pub Theatres

Edinburgh Fringe First Award Winners



Writer & Performer | Chloe Rice
Writer & Performer | Natasha Roland
Lighting Design | Angelo Sagnelli

Produced by theSpaceUK in association with Nicholas Abrams & Richard Williamson

Ticket Price

£10 - £25


17 Jan - 11 Feb


King's Head Theatre



Duration | 60 mins approx.
Performance Times | 7.00pm, 8.00pm & 9.00pm
Age Guidance | +14


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