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form y separately published work icon Clowning Around series - publisher   film/TV  
Adaptation of Clowning Sim David Martin , 1988 single work novel
Note: Cavanaugh and Brennan co-wrote series one. Cavanaugh and Coulter co-wrote series two.
Issue Details: First known date: 1991-1993... 1991-1993 Clowning Around
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Two series tracing the ambitions of Sim, who longs to be a clown.

In series one:

'Fifteen-year-old Sim wants to be a clown. His third set of foster parents think he's as nutty as an Australian fruit cake. So he runs away, joins an outback rodeo, then a travelling circus. He is taught the art of clowning by a former clown, Anatole, an iron-willed Frenchman who is no longer able to perform. When Anatole returns to Paris, Sim follows, and is finally given the chance to perform at the famous Winter Circus'.

In series two:

'Sim is now a clown at the Winter Circus in Paris. Ambitious and determined to become a great clown, Sim becomes intrigued with the 'modern' circus routines pioneered by Circus Oz and Cirque du Soleil. When Sim suddenly inherits a share in the Rathnow Circus back in Australia, he has a chance to create his own 'suitcase' style of circus that is unique to his own character and experience.'

Source: Screen Australia. (Sighted: 13/11/2012)

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Last amended 13 Nov 2012 15:58:55
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