The Play "Komik Motion Show" Premiers At The "Luda Kuća" Theatre!

By 22 September 2022

September 23, 2022 - What better way to end the first Monday of October than laughing? Luda Kuća (Mad House) theatre will take care of that. The Comedy „Komik Motion Show“, directed by the world-famous clown, star of the great Cirque du Soleil and a Broadway winner Tony David Shiner, premiers at the Luda Kuća theatre at 8 p.m. on Monday, October 3rd.




The play is co-produced by Triko Cirkus Theatre, Luda Kuća and artist Ivan Đuričič. It is a motion comedy intended for everyone, the actors communicate exclusively with body movements accompanied by sound effects and good music, which is why there are no language barriers. Both David Shiner and Ivan Đuričič act in the play, beside them on stage are Bojan Ban, Iskra Jirsak, Nikolina Majdak and Iva Peter Dragan. Following its premiere on October 3rd, the play will take place again on Thursday, October 6th.




What will you watch, who will you watch, and what will you laugh at?

The world master of motion comedy and clowning, David Shiner, after Cirque du Soleil, found himself in Zagreb where he discovered the five samurai and decided to tell a story with them. Now called the six magnificent fools, they will be providing the Croatian audience with an evening of laughter, chaos and fun that will take them to the mystical East exclusively using the instruments of movement, sound and music.




Through a series of events that had their world premieres, David Shiner attempts to answer the question of whether there is life after death while presenting several of his own clown gags that have been firing up on Broadway and Cirque du Soleil. These events have been interpreted and prepared specially for the Croatian audience. 




How did the idea and collaboration come about?

The Croatian audience has not had the opportunity to see this type of play in its recent history of theatre. Its co-producers, Triko Cirkus Theatre and Luda Kuća explained how the idea surfaced after a statement made by Ivan Đuričić: "David Shiner came to Croatia following an invitation by Triko Cirkus Theater in 2018 and held a clown workshop in Zagreb during which several very humorous scenes created the clown samurai." This gave him the idea for a new play, and thanks to the excellent Croatian actors, who are acting in the play, decided to do it in Zagreb. "That's where we got involved. We rolled up our sleeves. However, our process was slowed down by the Coronavirus pandemic, but here we are today. We are ready to cheer people up, make them laugh and bring the spirit of the world-famous Cirque du Soleil and Broadway to Zagreb through Luda Kuća on the street of Zvonimirova."





"After 40 years of working in the world of motion theatre, I really felt, and still feel, immense happiness that I discovered a group of actors in Croatia entirely dedicated to accepting and building new theatres without fear or doubt, instead with great joy. I can't wait for the "Komik Motion Show"; and the ensemble that makes the wonderful Zagreb audience laugh, relax and cheer up". said the Broadway, Cirque du Soleil, and now Luda Kuća star, David Shiner.





Iva Peter Dragan, artistic director of Triko Cirkus Theatre, continued: "I am especially glad that a clown and a comedian of such calibre chose the city of Zagreb and its actors to work on his latest play. I am glad as producers and as clowns that he recognized our potential and desire to offer something different from what the local audience is used to seeing, although it's risky. Laughter in theatre is too little, sincere emotions even less, and that's why I hope the audience will accept and embrace us."




On behalf of Luda Kuća, its co-owner Rene Bitorajac added that the "Komik Motion Show" perfectly fit into the philosophy and the direction of the theatre. As he further explained, the play "Komik Motion Show" will be on the billboards of Luda Kuća to play in two parts. There is the premiere on October 3rd, and the next performance will take place on Thursday, October 6th. Because Shiner is a great globally renowned artist and is engaged in various projects, his show "Kooza" is currently being performed in Cirque du Soleil, the next dates of the "Komik Motion Show" will be set according to the availability of our actors and, of course, of Shiner himself.