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Shift  – Shoreditch Town Hall, London

Performers: Barely Methodical Troupe Directors: Melissa Ellberger, Ella Robson Guilfoyle, and the cast Reviewer:  Richard Maguire In a show full of tumbles, throws and acrobatics, it may be surprising that the overall impression is one of gentleness. In Shift, Barely Methodical Troupe demonstrates how much joy can come from play and yet accompanying this joy is an undercurrent of melancholy. ...

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Bromance – Underbelly Circus Hub, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Rachael Hickman Barely Methodical troupe return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with their show Bromance, a show that that debuted in 2014. Beren D’Amico, Charlie Wheeller and Louis Gift, the trio of circus school graduates explore the notion of masculinity and the dynamics of friendship between men. The sold-out opening night in the Underbelly’s new Circus Hub was a ...

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Bromance – Udderbelly Festival, London

Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Sitting in the stomach of a giant inflatable upturned purple cow is not your everyday occurrence but hey it’s summer in London where experiences like this are increasingly common. It’s the Southbank’s Udderbelly festival of course, an eight week series of performances and events on the green beside the London Eye. One of this year’s headline acts ...

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Pulse Festival: Bromance – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Performers: Beren D’Amico, Louis Gift, Charlie Wheeler Director: Eddie Kay Associate Director: Ella Robson Guilfoyle Reviewer: Glen Pearce   The acknowledgement of the existence of ‘Bromance’ may be a recent step, but Barely Methodical troupe’s fusion of theatre, circus and dance is pure good old fashioned entertainment. There’s nothing dated, however, about Beren D’Amico, Louis Gift or Charlie Wheeler’s performances. ...

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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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Bromance – Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Reviewer: Katie Mitchell The Oxford dictionary cites that the word‘Bromance’ is a 21stCentury combination of brother and romance; a close but non-sexual relationship between men. This is exactly what Barely Methodical troupe explores through their live physical theatre/circus spectacular. Three cheeky chaps grace the stage with more than a few tricks up their sleeves. Recent graduates of National Centre for ...

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