This year, for the Gormanston Drama Summer School fancy dress night theme, we want people to dress up as someone that really gives them that sinking feeling, makes you feel a little less jolly, someone that needs to smile a bit more or someone that can convince you that the world is gone stone mad. Dress up as at that person and add some clown makeup and accessories and push the level of crazy in these people to the max. Make the real surreal.
When so many of the faces we see on television or social media can give us feelings of anger, despair or bafflement, a little change in appearance and perception might not be a bad thing.
Of course, we know that some people have a “thing” about clowns so let’s keep it to friendly clowns. We don’t want any nightmares.