A fool’s errand

Jamie Adkins - Québec

Espièglerie Amanda Russell
Amanda Russell
Espièglerie Amanda Russell 2
Amanda Russell
Espièglerie Sarah Xenos
Sarah Xenos
Espièglerie Sarah Xenos 2
Sarah Xenos


July 6, 6:30 PM
July 7, 2 PM and 6:30 PM
July 8, 2 PM
July 11, 6:30 PM
July 12, 6:30 PM
July 13, 6:30 PM
July 14, 2 PM
July 15, 2 PM


Duration60 minutes


35 $
25 $
Senior (65 and more)
33 $
Child (15 and under)
15 $

(Taxes not included)

Jamie Adkins is a clown. A real classy one. He is someone who can make you laugh with next to nothing

- Le Monde

Antidote against melancholy, A fool’s errand features a virtuoso jester determined to give it his all, against all odds. With skillfully awkward juggling performances or falsely flimsy balancing acts on a slack wire, Jamie Adkins skillfully masters the art of tricks and comedy, and strikes the heart of young and old alike.

With a charismatic tuba player as his accomplice, the sweet and clumsy character describes the delicate balance between chaos and control, solitude and friendship. A fool’s errand reveals that the art of persistence has as much value as success itself…

A clownish and poetic moment!


Jamie Adkins begins his career at 13 years old in his San Diego neighbourhood, and later pursues it in San Francisco where he joins the Pickle Family Circus. Then, thanks to his numerous talents and years of experience as an acrobat, juggler and equilibrist, Jamie becomes a member of Cirque Éloïze.
In 2008, the Canadian by adoption creates Circus Incognitus–presented at TOHU in 2016–which he goes on to perform around the world, setting himself apart with his unique style, his touching humbleness and his accurate way of conveying, always with humour, the very core of the ordinary man.
Tuba player Julie Houle accompanies him on stage for this new creation. This performer-composer-arranger has more than 20 years of experience behind her instrument.

Jamie Adkins is the kind of clown who wins rave reviews from cynical critics and preschoolers alike

- The Gazette
Sarah Xenos

In collaboration with

Conseil des arts du Canada
Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec


Creator and Performer
Jamie Adkins
Musician - Tuba
Julie Houle
Artistic Director
Manon Beaudoin
Music Composer
Luzio Altobelli
Dominique Coughlin
Gabrielle Layla Chabot
Light Designer
Rodolphe St-Arneault
Technical Director
Olivier Rosa
Artistic Contributor
Krin Haglund
Artistic Contributor
Frédéric Combe
Amanda Russell

The show benefited from a residency (co-production) at Place des Arts (Québec) and a residency at the Maison de la Culture Mercier.

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