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Award Winning SLÄPSTICK: SCHËRZO To Perform In London For The First Time This Autumn

Internationally renowned musical clowns Släpstick bring their hit show Släpstick: Schërzo to Wilton's Music Hall.

By: Jul. 03, 2024
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The acclaimed musical clowns Släpstick are bringing their hit show Släpstick: Schërzo to London for the first time.  The group will perform at the prestigious Wilton's Music Hall in London this autumn, following a successful world premiere at Edinburgh Fringe 2023 with their delightful and hilarious show that can be enjoyed by international audiences.  This is classical music as you've never experienced it before. 

The award-winning Släpstick bring a unique brand of mischief where physical theatre, world-class musicians and raucous humour collide in this uproarious music production.  Expect Schubert in a ventriloquy battle with Beethoven, a speed demon on the double bass and Släpstick's popular ‘21 masterpieces in 1 minute' number.  In classical music, a scherzo is a vigorous, light or playful composition, which Släpstick play on in their whimsical show that will leave audiences in stitches. 

Chaplin meets Tchaikovsky in this laugh-out-loud, impressive production from the Netherlands' renowned musical comedians features masterpieces from Rossini, Brahms, Schubert, Saint-Saëns, Gershwin and more, meeting in hilarious manner with comedy heroes such as Laurel & Hardy, Charlie Chaplin, Victor Borge and Danny Kaye.  No one is safe from buffoonery in this clownish concerto – not bewigged classical composer, nor magnum opus as Släpstick take on composers and comedians alike for a riotous night of music this autumn. 

Släpstick comments, Schërzo is a ‘nothing's sacred' take on a classical concert.  Schërzo is a way to poke fun at a genre of music that's normally seen as rather elitist.  We try to stay true to our slapstick roots: the audience is guaranteed heaps of physicality, oddball instruments, and musical fireworks. 

Släpstick: Schërzo 

Dates Monday 7th – Saturday 12th October 2024

Mon – Sat 7.30pm

Thu and Sat 2.30pm 

Location Wilton's Music Hall, 1 Graces Alley, London, E1 8JB 

Tickets are available from £13 at

Direction Stanley Burleson, Karel de Rooij 

Scenery Ellen Windhorst

Costume Jan Aarntzen

Technicians Kevin Baaij and Benjamin Brandt

Producer Stichting de Wereldband in cooperation with Amsterdam Artist Management 


Willem van Baarsen 

Jon Bittman

Rogier Bosman

Sanne van Delft

Jaap Rovers 

Släpstick in association with Something For The Weekend.  Supported by the Kingdom of the Netherlands. 

Wilton's Music Hall

Wilton's is a Grade II* building of international significance as it is the only surviving Grand Music Hall in the world, the foremost arts venue in the East End, Wilton's welcomes world-class artistic talent all year-round. Wilton's programmes and produces extraordinary music and theatre, which speak to the magical space of Wilton's and are enhanced by it. It is home to over 300 performances and over 80 productions each year.

Wilton's has been home to the first East End BBC Prom, hosted the London International Mime Festival and championed innovative writing including plays by James Graham, Patterson Joseph, Chris Thorpe, and Joy Wilkinson. It has hosted international work from Hong Kong to Canada and the team of artistic associates have kept diversity at the heart of all they do. 


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