Have a laugh! Gerry Carroll - Light brings you a delightful, true and entertaining personal story about being a 71 year old human. And clown.
Gerry is 71 and he’s made a show of himself. It’s about being young and being old. He uses story-telling, clown, song and dance to create a unique hour of fun.
Born in Dublin, Gerry moved to Bournemouth in 1986, taking a job in a local council office. In 2013, having retired, he moved to London to train in improv, stand-up and theatrical clown. He acted with and was trained by the Old Vic Community Company, 2014 – 2017. He’s already made five Fringe shows, and this one is his most personal. Gerry is lucky to be an energetic 71-year-old who mashes up clown, stand-up and internal auditing in a wonderful way to entertain audiences of all ages.
“Light” has been in development since November 2023. This is Gerry’s most personal show yet as he uses his “charmingly defiant” style (Chortle, 2021) to bring you an hour of laughter.
Gerry Carroll's hour is strangely sweet and raw and like nothing else I have seen.-
Scotsman, Kate Copstick,
Yet there’s something charmingly defiant about a man who only started performing in his seventh decade, throwing away propriety to put on a show.-
Chortle, June 2021,
Gerry Carroll's solo show is genuinely a joy to watch. The audience is taken on a journey of laughter and happiness and poignant moments all interweaved with Gerry's wonderful storytelling skills, movement and song. This show was a highlight of the Fringe for me and a must see!-
Audience Review 2023 Edinburgh Fringe,