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80 Days: A Real World Adventure – Underbelly Festival, London

Designer: Fire Hazard Games Reviewer: Richard Maguire This scavenger hunt along The Embankment and within Covent Garden will certainly leave you breathless and excited. Based on Jules Verne’s thrilling novel, 80 Days: A Real World Adventure is the new interactive game devised by Fire Hazard, a company renowned for their site-specific challenges such as Citydash, a true sprint for clues ...

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A Simple Space – Underbelly Festival: Southbank, London

Reviewer: Sophia Moss When was the last time you stood on someone’s head? Or balanced upside down with one arm on a person’s shoulders? The performers in Gravity and Other Myths, the award-winning Australian circus company, do all this and much, much more during their hour-long performance of A Simple Space. A Simple Space is performed on a small, black stage ...

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Circa’s Peep Show – Underbelly Festival, London

Director: Yaron Lifschitz Reviewer: Sophia Moss A human pyramid stands before us. Three men in sparkly, colourful shorts stand at the bottom, three women balances on their shoulders and a fourth (Rowan Heydon-White), who we still believe to be an unwitting member of the audience, stands at the top, her head almost level with the ceiling.  The audience shrieks as ...

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Catch Me (Attrape-Moi) – Underbelly Festival, London

Original Concept: Flip Fabrique Director: Olivier Normand Reviewer: Maryam Philpott If you’ve ever dreamed of running away to the circus as a child, the bad news is the skill-set has been substantially upgraded. London has seen a renaissance in circus-based shows in recent years and the one thing they all have in common is the emphasis on gymnastic agility and ...

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