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Best of BE FESTIVAL – Circomedia, Bristol

Reviewer: Julia Beasley The fabulously floodlit church of St Paul in Portland Square is the perfect venue for this trio of top-drawer alternative theatre performances. Home to renowned circus skills academy Circomedia, it ably hosts the best acts from last year’s BE FESTIVAL, Birmingham’s international festival of performing arts (previously called Birmingham European Festival). First of the three performances is ...

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The Love Of The Nightingale – Circomedia, Bristol

Writer: Timberlake Wertenbaker Directors: Paul Clarkson and Kim Durham Reviewer: Kris Hallett Funny how often theatre can feel like buses. You wait ages to see a production and then two turn up one after another. Connor McPherson’s The Weir will play at both Bristol’s flagship theatres within a year of each other, but only seven short months separate two productions of Timberlake ...

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Best of BE Festival – Circomedia, Bristol

Two men with fluorescent strip lights

Companies: Oliver Zahn, Sotterraneo & Compagnie Philippe Saire Reviewer: Becca Savory Fuller Three groundbreaking performance companies. One night. Best of BE Festival takes three radically different performances from companies across Europe and leaves us open-mouthed. Drawing across dance, performance, physical theatre and live art, the genre-bending selection of pieces presents an exciting picture of European theatre arts today. We begin ...

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The Odyssey – Circomedia, Bristol

Original Writer: Homer Director: Mark Bruce Reviewer: Chris Oldham   Homer's poem The Odyssey is brought to bloody, brutal life in Mark Bruce Company's modern interpretation, currently playing at Bristol's Circomedia. It's a fitting venue given the production's leanings towards the subversive and riotous workings of the underworld. Told solely through music and dance ranging from contemporary to ballet, it's ...

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PREVIEW: 2016 – A look ahead

2015 was a thrilling rollercoaster ride for the theatre scene, with more venues programming exciting and risk-taking productions that complemented a more traditional slate of work. We saw artistic directors leave venues for pastures new and then, in return, gain new visionaries for the future. So as we stand on the precipice of 2016, what theatrical delights await? We asked ...

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INTERVIEW: 10 minutes with Gonzo Moose artistic director Mark Dawson

Along with the rest of Gonzo Moose, Mark Dawson is about to take his madcap romp I’m An Aristocrat, Get Me Out Of Here!out for the second time. He trained at Circomedia, Centre for Physical Theatre and Circus in Bristol. Gonzo Moose specialises in devised comedy theatre that combines improvisation, clowning and physical theatre.Over the last seven years, Dawson has ...

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