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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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Out of this World – The Lowry, Salford

Writer and Director: Mark Murphy Reviewer: Andrea Allen Tracking the story of an injured woman’s disorientating stumble into a medically induced coma, Mark Murphy’s Out of this World combines aerial choreography with projection and sound in an ambitious attempt to enter the tumultuous depths of the comatose mind. Visually, Out of this World does a pretty good job of living ...

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Ringside – The Lowry, Salford

Trapeze artist Ellie Dubois swinging on trapeze using her legs

Reviewer: Jo Beggs A solitary audience member is taken through a locked door, into a bare breeze-block corridor which leads to the back of the Lyric stage. Through a second door, you’re plunged into the darkness of the stage, dark except for an empty trapeze glowing with soft golden light. A sharp line of light on the floor just inside ...

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Catch Me (Attrape-Moi) – Underbelly Festival, London

Original Concept: Flip Fabrique Director: Olivier Normand Reviewer: Maryam Philpott If you’ve ever dreamed of running away to the circus as a child, the bad news is the skill-set has been substantially upgraded. London has seen a renaissance in circus-based shows in recent years and the one thing they all have in common is the emphasis on gymnastic agility and ...

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