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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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Dick Tracy – Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Writers: Le Navet Bête collaboration Director: John Nicholson Reviewer: Joan Phillips Dick Tracy is a busy man. He has been cleaning up the city from the organised crime capers of criminal mastermind Big Boy Caprice and his merry bunch of henchmen; The Squealer, Cueball and Flat Top. First he stops them pulling off a jewellery heist, then a bank job ...

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The Pianist – Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Marina Spark Head down to Assembly Roxy this Edinburgh Festival Fringe if you fancy seeing some top notch clowning and physical comedy.The Pianist, created by Thomas Monckton in collaboration with Circo Aereo, follows a hilariously hapless, accident prone pianist as he tries to begin his concert. In true clowning style nothing is ever achieved and Monckton delivers comic genius ...

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Circus Incognitus – New Town Theatre, Edinburgh

Performer: Jamie Adkins Reviewer: John Roberts American clown and comic physical theatre performer Jamie Adkins brings his one man show Circus Incognitus to this year’s Fringe and it’s a delightfully charming and engaging hour of tomfoolery for the young and young at heart. Circus Incognitus uses everyday objects such as a cardboard box, a chair, step-ladder and even fruit to ...

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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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Slava’s Snow Show– The Mayflower, Southampton

Creator: Slava Polunin Reviewer: Marina Spark [Rating:5]   The Mayflower, Southampton is currently playing host to the world renowned performers that make up Slava Polunin's company of clowns. Polunin, being one of the most visionary clowns of the time, has created an absolute masterpiece in his Snow Show. The auditorium is smattered with paper snowflakes before the show even begins; ...

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Julien Cottereau: Imagine Toi – Assembly Central, Edinburgh

Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:5] Former Cirque du Soleil star Julien Cotterau returns to the fringe for another outing into your imagination in his latest one hour spectacular Imagine Toi. Cottereau's down on his luck janitor-esque clown is beautifully realised, instantly likeable, and his cheekiness endearing. He has the audience eating our of the palm of his hands, whether he is ...

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