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*AROUND* by Race Horse Company
Arriving with a caravan of hobby horses, two acrobats transform an empty stage into a charming circus with the help of a band of musicians.
This plucky circus troupe’s quirky show begins with a monkey playing guitar. Elephants and snakes are conjured out of thin air, twinkling soap bubbles float in half-light, an underwater diver flips and twists in front of your eyes. There is juggling, sword swallowing, hula hooping, acrobatics and clowning, all performed to live music.
Around is a show in which the unimaginable is made possible. Captivating and performed with beautiful skill and artistry, it is perfect for little ones and their families.
>> TOURING the UK 9 - 15 April 2017
*SUPER SUNDAY* by Race Horse Company
Welcome to the mischievous and playful world of Circa Tsuica. A company of Super Sunday is the newest super-fun show from Race Horse Company, the acclaimed all-male Finnish circus troupe with a reputation for madcap brilliance.
Big on flying, big on skill and big on stomach-churning thrills it is delivered with laidback humour on a stage dressed as a derelict funfair. Against an atmospheric soundtrack, tension builds as the six performers casually propel themselves higher and higher on trampolines, teeterboards and with catapults. A single slip and things could be messy!
Funny, brave and irreverent, Super Sunday is so exciting that you cannot look away for a second. Edge of your seat stuff!
Considerations: Light hearted Christian religious motifs which may offend permeate Super Sunday.
>> TOURING the UK 20 April - 3 June 2017
*THE TOAD KNEW* by James Thierrée
James Thierrée, the multi-talented European performer and director with an impeccable theatrical pedigree, creates beautifully weird and undeniably wonderful theatrical productions.
His latest, The Toad Knew, is a spellbinding creation. Critically acclaimed, it is a seamless mix of mechanical marvels, seductive music, surreal humour and acrobatic finesse.
From within an ever changing fairytale lair, six characters emerge to act out their bizarre world. A piano plays itself, plates magically appear and disappear, a red-hooded woman with a swooping voice transforms into a lizard and a staircase spirals up to nowhere. At the centre of it all is Thierrée, the masterful physical clown. Helped by a squat servant and hindered by a man beast, he is partnered by Valérie Doucet cartwheeling, contorting and corkscrewing and the spinning aerialist Thi Mai Nguyen.
A unique theatrical experience and a triumph of wonders, miracles and surprises, The Toad Knew is unmissable.
>> TOURING the UK 3 - 11 May 2017