Produced by Visible Fictions
From Glasgow, Scotland
Meet Andy in a heart-warming and funny story about family, loss and a surprising thing that falls out of his ear.
Clunk!... a shiny, heavy thing falls out of Andy’s ear during class. What is it? He and his Gran never keep secrets from each other, but Andy makes an exception with the weird ear thing. He keeps it in his pocket – secret. Andy lives with his Gran above her video shop. They tell each other everything, until one day they don’t and bad things start to happen. Turns out Gran has been keeping things to herself too, big, important things. Andy starts to wonder if his secret ear thing caused all this, or might it save them all?
Visible Fictions returns to North America for a national tour with this hilarious and moving show that tackles mental health, confidence, and family.
"Buoyed by the sheer humanity and poignancy of the sharply observed script. Clunk! is billed as a children’s show, of course. Yet its combination of powerful narrative and deeply felt 1980s nostalgia makes it a compelling piece of work for adults as well; and a story well worth catching if you can... **** (4 stars)” - The Scottsman
About the Company
Best for Grades 3rd-8th
Audience Size: Small to Medium Venues
Trailer - in-school version of CLUNK
This production first premiered as an in-school performance and then toured to theatres across Scotland.
Please contact us to watch an archival full length recording.
Sample Study Guides
Fine Arts: Drama, Performance
Emotional/Social Development: Self-Awareness, Social Awareness, Self-Management, Relationship Skills, Empathy, and Resilience
Outreach & Workshops
A Post-Show Q&A or talk back may be available - please discuss with your HAA agent during the booking process.
Sensory Friendly Performances
This performance is available as a “sensory friendly” or “relaxed” performance if arranged with the company in advance and with specific direction as to what adjustments are necessary for your venue.
Load In Time: 1.5 hours (with prehang)
Crew Needs: 2 for load in/out (1 stagehand, 1 lighting/sound)
Min. Stage Size: 13’ width x 13’ depth x 11’ height.
Sound Needs: If in venues over 400 seats, may need mic/sound amplification provided
Load Out Time: 30 minutes
Additional needs: a small table and sturdy chair as set pieces.
Minimum Tech Specs
Writer – Martin McCormick
Director – Dougie Irvine
Performer – Ewan Somers (TBC)
Lighting Designer – Grahame Gardner
Audience & Critical Acclaim
"Buoyed by the sheer humanity and poignancy of the sharply observed script. Clunk! is billed as a children’s show, of course. Yet its combination of powerful narrative and deeply felt 1980s nostalgia makes it a compelling piece of work for adults as well; and a story well worth catching if you can, as it completes its tour this week ***** (4 stars)” - The Scottsman
“A fabulous, positive experience for the children. “ -Teacher in Scotland
Children were engrossed in the one man performance of Clunk, resulting in some super discussion and reflection to the sad experience acted out in the play. You could hear a pin drop during parts of the performance but there was also moments of laughter and hilarity from the class. We all really enjoyed the performance. All in all a very enjoyable couple of hours and please come again. “ - Teacher in Scotland
The performance was the best one I have ever seen in school. It was pitched exactly at the children’s level - realistic and thought-provoking. The children and I were transfixed from start to finish. “ - Teacher in Scotland
This was a brilliant workshop and performance. The children stayed fully engaged throughout. Thank you. “ - Teacher in Scotland
The visible Fictions team were all so welcoming, the performance was absolutely amazing, my class loved it. We had a few tears during the show and had a class discussion afterwards, the children only had positive things to say. “ - Teacher in Scotland
Past North American Tours include: Jason and the Argonauts, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Shopping for Shoes, and Zorro
About Visible Fictions:
For over 30 years Visible Fictions has been creating innovative and dynamic theatrical experiences and creative learning projects for young people of all ages and adults. You can find their work on stage and screen, and in parks, boats, bikes, libraries, schools and wherever we can make them happen! They take these stories all over the world. Visible Fictions aim to get people thinking, talking, sharing and creating by mixing things up and turning stories on their head. As a result no two Visible Fictions shows are alike but all guarantee an equally memorable and powerful experience!
For more information, please visit the company’s website here.