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Cirque Berserk – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Director: Martin Burton Creative Director: Julius Green Set Designer: Sean Cavanagh Lighting Designer: Mike Robertson Sound Designer: Matthew Bugg Costume Designer: Dianne Kelly Reviewer: S.E. Webster If you’ve ever wanted to learn the art of contortion, aerial ballet or foot juggling then step away from the gymnasium and into your local theatre. Currently touring the UK, Cirque Berserk offers all ...

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Knot – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Knot is the story of two lovers and ‘the invisible string that connects’ them. Presented on Valentine’s night in The Lowry’s Aldridge Studio, it’s just possibly not the story of two lovers you might expect. Performed by Nikki and JD – hand-to-hand acrobalance artists Nikki Rummer and Jean-Daniel Broussé – Knot is a hybrid of acrobatic cirque, ...

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Cirque Berserk  – Peacock Theatre, London

Director: Julius Green Reviewer: Richard Maguire Another circus comes to town, but despite its thrills and spills, its petrol fumes and its dry ice, there’s a sense that Cirque Berserk may have come to this town a little too late. Already this month we’ve had Cirque du Soleil at the Albert Hall, and Becoming Shades at the Vault Festival, not ...

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Becoming Shades  – The Vault, London

Director: Laurane Marchive Reviewer: Richard Maguire If one were consigned to Hell, it may look like The Vault under the arches at Waterloo Station with its damp, peeling walls, and the constant rumble of trains overhead could be the sound of the furnace where one’s soul would burn indefinitely.  Becoming Shades, a dark, sexy circus based on Persephone’s descent into ...

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Cirque du Soleil: OVO – Royal Albert Hall, London

Writer, Director and Choreographer: Deborah Colker Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Cirque du Soleil’s regular residencies at the Royal Albert Hall always guarantee an element of spectacle, with the visual flair that has become their trademark. The company’s latest show, a revival of OVO, which debuted in 2009 and was updated in 2015, visits the UK for the first time this year. ...

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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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FIVE FAST FRINGE QUESTIONS with Ellie Dubois of No Show

woman in striped leotard rotatimng on a giant hoop in front of fellow circus performers

It's that time of year when we launch our annual series of Fringe preview Q & A's. First up is Ellie Dubois of innovative circus production, No Show. In one sentence tell us about your show. No Show is a contemporary circus show performed by five extremely talented female circus performers exploring desperate attempts and heroic failures, glorious achievements and bruised bodies and ...

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