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The Little Mermaid –Northcott Theatre, Exeter

Writer, Lyrics & Director: Poppy Burton-Morgan Music: Matt Devereaux Choreographer: Laura Kriefman Reviewer: Francesca Parker After the success of Metta Theatre’s, The Jungle Book, the hype surrounding their latest work was tangible and the performance eagerly anticipated. The Little Mermaid – Circus Spectacular had finally arrived at a relatively full house at Exeter Northcott as part of their UK tour. ...

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Attrape-Moi! (Catch me) – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Flip FabriQue is a company created in 2011 by graduate students of Quebec City Circus School. The company creates shows that combine dazzling circus acrobatics within a setting that is both festive and poetic. Creating spectacle that has a human, individual scale, based very much on the personalities of the performers. The scenario for Attrape-Moi (Catch Me) is ...

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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 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 – Royal Festival Hall, London

one yellow two green clowns with net

Creator: Slava Polunin  Director: Victor Kramer  Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Slava Polunin’s brand of melancholic clowning has become a Royal Festival Hall Christmas tradition. Polunin’s Yellow Clown, with fluffy slippers, oversized yellow onesie and a bulbous red nose, could be a Jim Henson Muppet creation come to life. But for those new to the Slava phenomenon, the opening moments of Slava’s ...

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WireDo – The Lowry, Salford

Writers: Hanna Moisala and Maisy Taylor. Director: Adrian Berry. Reviewer: Sam Lowe. WireDo is an entrancing celebration of the circus art form and what the human body can achieve. The show is split up into two acts. First, Maisy Taylor performs an aerial routine using a corde lisse and a book, which is about being alone and exploring the beauty ...

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Cirque Berserk – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Cirque Biserk

Director: Julius Green Choreographer: Dede McGarrity Reviewer: Katherine Kirwin Cirque Berserk is a repackaging of circus skills for a theatre environment and is breaking out on a UK-wide tour after a successful stint in London. Their show brings together a large cast of over 30 talented artists from across the world to thrill and surprise their audience. The show blends ...

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The Hogwallops – The Black-E, Liverpool

Reviewer: GraceFreret A voiceover introduces us to the dysfunctional family The Hogwallops, who are celebrating (or not as the case really is) the birthday of the elderly and arthritic Grandpa. As plots go – there really isn’t much of a storyline to the production, which relies far more on the skills of the performers than narrative drive – and the ...

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