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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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Bromance – Underbelly Circus Hub, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Rachael Hickman Barely Methodical troupe return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with their show Bromance, a show that that debuted in 2014. Beren D’Amico, Charlie Wheeller and Louis Gift, the trio of circus school graduates explore the notion of masculinity and the dynamics of friendship between men. The sold-out opening night in the Underbelly’s new Circus Hub was a ...

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Bromance – Udderbelly Festival, London

Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Sitting in the stomach of a giant inflatable upturned purple cow is not your everyday occurrence but hey it’s summer in London where experiences like this are increasingly common. It’s the Southbank’s Udderbelly festival of course, an eight week series of performances and events on the green beside the London Eye. One of this year’s headline acts ...

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Bromance – Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

Director: Eddie Kay Reviewer: Rich Jevons Bromance begins quite bizarrely, with a ceremony of exaggerated handshakes and hilarious armpit-sniffing that results in the three performers (Beren D’Amico, Louis Gift and Charlie Wheeler) tied up in knots of limbs. There follows a series of sequences of athletic action with mirrored madcap movement interspersed with stillness and pregnant silences that are almost ...

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PULSE PREVIEWS: Bromance

How would you describe your show in one sentence? It’s an insight into male companionship explored through the means of experimental circus acrobatics and physical theatre. Is this your first visit to the Pulse Festival, if so what interesting tales have you been told about what to expect? Yes, first time to Pulse for us boys. By the looks of ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 Minutes with Barely Methodical troupe’s Louis Gift

Rich Jevons discusses the extraordinary acrobatic antics of Barely Methodical troupe with Louis Gift who explains the techniques they use to tell a tale of three lads together in their forthcoming show Bromance at Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield. For the benefit of readers who aren’t specialists in circus skills could you explain some of the techniques you use? Parkour is ...

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