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Tropez! – The Space, London

Creators: Nathan and Ida Reviewer: Richard Maguire Nathan and Ida have two shows playing at the Space’s Send in the Clowns festival. Tropez!, their newest show, is an inventive 50-minute of comedy gurning and miming, but ultimately too much of the humour is in the same register. Georges played by Nathan Peter Grassi is on holiday in St Tropez in ...

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Two Clowns Suffer an Existential Crisis – The Space, London

Creators: Curios Theatre Reviewer: Richard Maguire Somewhere in the world two clowns wait in their dressing room to be called on to stage. While they wait, they bicker and banter, trying out new routines, brushing up on old ones. But in the end they do very little. This is the existential crisis of clowns. Curios Theatre’s 50-minute show, part of ...

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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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Bêtes de Foire: Petit Théâtre de Gestes – The Barbican, London

Creators and Directors: Laurent Cabrol and Elsa de Witte Reviewer: Richard Maguire Playing as part of the London International Mime Festival, Bêtes de Foire, at the Barbican’s Pit theatre, doesn’t exceed anyone’s expectations of what mime entails, but this small circus show from France is executed with such old-world charm that it’s hard not to be swept away. The London ...

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Slava’s Snow Show – Royal Festival Hall, London

Writer &creator: Slava Polunin Director: Victor Kramer Reviewer: Elizabeth Vile [rating:5] Returning to the Royal Festival Hall for a third season Slava’s Snow Show is a beautifully crafted yet disturbing show that catapults the audience into a dream-like experience that assaults the senses. Audience participation is compulsory as is a fun and playful approach to life which makes this production ...

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