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Slava’s Snow Show – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

one yellow two green clowns with net

Created and staged by Slava Polunin It's nearly a quarter of a century since Slava Polunin debuted his Snow Show. Described by Polunin as "a comical meditation on life, death, and the beauty of the universe", it's been a hit in over 80 countries, along the way becoming a 20th and now 21st Century theatrical classic. At a purely surface ...

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Slava’s Snow Show – The Lowry, Salford

one yellow two green clowns with net

Creator: Slava Polunin Director: Viktor Kramer Reviewer: Andrea Allen With Halloween around the corner and the remake of Stephen King’s IT recently smashing the cinema box office, it seems like these days you’re never too far away from the red noses, painted faces and slapstick comedy that are a caulrophobics worst nightmare. Slavas Snow Show proves that clowning goes so ...

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Ongals: Babbling Comedy – Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

four koren men dressed as toddlers in babygrows

Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Following on the heels of the K-Pop phenomenon, Korean comedy troupe Ongals, bring their old-school with a new twist slapstick to the Fringe after successful runs in South East Asia, New Zealand and Australia. Clad in eye-popping toddler outfits, the rosy-cheeked, Three Stooges-haircut foursome combine magic, circus, mime, physical comedy, juggling, bell-ringing, breaking wind and beatboxing. Intending ...

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FIVE FAST FRINGE QUESTIONS with Jeannot Painchaud on Cirkopolis by Cirque Eloize

four men hold a woman in purple dress aloft

It's that time of year when we launch our annual series of Fringe preview Q & A's. Here, Jeannot Painchaud, President and Chief Creative Officer of Cirque Eloize, talks about Cirkopolis. In one sentence tell us about your show. Cirkopolis is a great blend of circus, dance, theatre with original music and innovative video projections. Cirkopolis is also a family, a ...

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FIVE FAST FRINGE QUESTIONS with Sam Goodburn

a man sam goodburn balancing on handlebars of a bike taking a selfie

It's that time of year gain when we launch our annual series of Fringe preview Q & A's. Here, Sam Goodburn talks about his show Dumbstruck. In one sentence tell us about your show. Sam Goodburn: Dumbstruck is comedy circus show that follows the journey of a dorky young man waking up in a girls apartment for the first ever time. ...

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FIVE FAST FRINGE QUESTIONS with Circolombia on Acéléré

three men bouncing on trampolines

It's that time of year when we launch our annual series of Fringe preview Q & A's. From Bogota, the company of Circolombia talk about their show Acéléré. In one sentence tell us about your show.  One sentence...It's a fearless circus concert with infectious energy, yes, guts grace and gusto direct from Bogota. What made you decide to bring the show ...

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Summer of Circus Launch: Kin, Pavilion Theatre, Worthing

Devised: Barely Methodical Troupe and Ben Duke Director: Ben Duke Reviewer: Simon Topping The piece starts with a collective shout from the five male performers as they push and shove their way around each other; vying to gain the upper hand. A stern looking woman enters and the jostling stops; replaced with vain attempts of physical prowess to win her ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: The Greatest Liar in all the World – The Warren Main House

The Greatest Liar in all the World

Reviewer: Simon Topping Bursting onto the stage, a two-bit mentalist act and band of assistants try and raise enthusiasm in the crowd. It is not forthcoming. Feeling the need to end it all, the world-weary impresario attempts the “two-inch bullet catch”. But, just as he is about to pull the trigger, is persuaded by his companions to tell the story ...

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