The Bean Counter
The Bean Counter is a about the Official of a jelly bean counting competition. It is a character comedy about a ‘jobsworth’ who uses some unusual counting methods to count how many beans are in a jar.
The show is highly improvisatory and can be adapted to suit a range of audiences and settings- including cabaret style, evening events, children’s events and ‘club’ pop ups.
The show began as a scratch at the Clown Cabaret Scratch Night at the Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh 2015 and has since been performed in a variety of settings from music and arts festivals including Solas Festival, Latitude Festival, Deer Shed Festival and at theatre festivals Edinburgh International Children’s Theatre Festival Opening Weekend 2017, Babaró Children’s Theatre Festival 2017 in Galway, and Imaginate Scratch Night 2016.
A short period of development took place in Autumn 2017 at Graffiti Theatre, Cork.
Deer Shed Festival, Yorkshire, England, July 2019
Latitude Festival, Suffolk, England, July 2019
Solas Festival, Perthshire, Scotland June 2019
18-26 August 2019 Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh Festival Fringe
15, 17 & 18 February 2018, La Boheme, Adelaide Fringe
26 & 27 May 2019 , National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh International Children’s Festival Opening weekend
2 & 3 June 2018, Leith Theatre, Hidden Door Festival
Sunday 29 July 2018, as part of Summer Festivals 2018 at Platform, Glasgow
May 2018, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh International Children’s Festival Opening weekend
The Bean Counter is available for touring.
Download a tour pack here.
Scale of Venue: small to medium scale
Company size: 2 on the road
Length of show: 40-60 minutes. No interval.
Description: Physical, clown, comedy, new work, all ages.
Costs: Please contact us for more information on pricing.
To book a show or ask for additional information, please contact :
alicemcooper [at] gmail [dot] com
Images: Mihaela Bodlovic