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Cirque Berserk – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Reviewer: Kelyn Luther Cirque Berserk is as its title suggests – a raucous circus with a carnival atmosphere. This carnival quality is unsurprising when you consider the diverse nationalities of the acts, including performers from Brazil, Cuba, Mongolia, France, and that’s only a few. Cirque Berserk are clearly, and rightly, proud of the range of cultures that make each act ...

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A Simple Space – Underbelly Festival: Southbank, London

Reviewer: Sophia Moss When was the last time you stood on someone’s head? Or balanced upside down with one arm on a person’s shoulders? The performers in Gravity and Other Myths, the award-winning Australian circus company, do all this and much, much more during their hour-long performance of A Simple Space. A Simple Space is performed on a small, black stage ...

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Cirque du Soleil: OVO – Echo Arena, Liverpool

Writer/Director: Deborah Colker Reviewer: John Roberts  Performed for the first time almost a decade ago, OVO,the 25thproduction for Canadian based Cirque du Soleil goes on out on its first ever UK tour following a record-breaking run at the Royal Albert Hall earlier in the year. Created by Brazilian director and choreographer Deborah Colker, OVO– which translates as egg in Portuguese ...

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GALWAY THEATRE FESTIVAL: Alice M – The Barn @ Victoria Hotel, Galway

Creators: Guerilla Aerial Reviewer: Tricia O’Beirne   How to describe Guerilla Aerial? Well, in their own words they are “a mysterious, nomadic tribe of gender-bending, half-deranged actors, acrobats, dancers, musicians and storytellers”. There is something exciting and unnerving about interacting with these creatures, especially when they approach unexpectedly as you queue outside the venue. A spider-like creature unceremoniously scuttles through ...

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Opus 7 – Oxford Playhouse, Oxford

Opus7 from Cheptel Aleïkou

Writer: Cheptel Aleïkoum Director: Circa Tsuica Reviewer: Katy Roberts Making their debut tonight in Oxford, Circa Tsuica arrives at the Playhouse in a riot of rhythm and a cacophony of colour, right from the moment the lights go down. The creation of Cheptel Aleïkoum, a collective of French entertainers, Circa Tsuica is the perfect family showand a wonderful introduction to ...

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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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L’enfant Qui… – Institut francais d’Ecosse, Edinburgh

Director: Patrick Masset Reviewer: Marina Spark Belgian company T1J are nestled in a domed tent outside the Institut francais d’Ecosse. Entering the tent through hanging ribbons sets the scene well forL’enfant Qui…a show which asks the audience to enter the dream like state that the protagonist is in. Inspired by the early life of sculptor Jephan Villiers, which was plagued ...

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Briefs: The Second Coming – London Wonderground

Creative Producer: Fez Faanana Reviewer: Jeffrey Mayhew [Rating:4.5] Well. We’ll start with the usual caveats, “Not for the faint-hearted”, “Might not be your cup of tea”, “Wear a mac…” But then even the briefest of glances at the publicity should have rung alarm bells should you have any to ring. As the wondrous Fez Faanana quipped, “If you liked it ...

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