• Photo: Chris Nash

  • Photo: Chris Nash

  • Photo: Chris Nash


Meet Britain’s hottest young acrobats, Barely Methodical Troupe. This exceptionally skilled all-male trio won a Total Theatre Award at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival for their outstanding debut Bromance, and it’s easy to see why.

A thrilling show, it wittily celebrates all things blokey through a series of heroic, risk-taking physical feats. With an inventive mix of flawlessly-timed acrobatics, shoulder-high balances and a stunning routine inside a spinning metal wheel the lads explore male companionship and its limits.

Playful and touching, this jaw-dropping show takes British circus to new heights. Barely Methodical Troupe are outlandishly talented; Bromance, their award-winning show, is unmissable!


  • 'A jaw-dropping magnificent show.'

    The Stage

  • 'Barely Methodical Troupe could teach Isaac Newton a thing or two about gravity.'

    The Stage

  • 'Bromance has a freshness and appeal that bodes well for their (Barely Methodical Troupe) collective futures.'

    The List

  • ‘The sincerity and passion of these guys for their art is palpable. It’s a definite re-book with friends for me and five stars with a muscular flourish. Great show!’

    Edinburgh Guide

  • 'Watchable, wry and utterly winning.'


  • 'A touching, thoughtful show about being male.'

    The Financial Times

  • 'Frisky and risky, pointed yet playful, Bromance is well worth seeking out.'

    The Times

Audience Comments

  • 'Bromance was genuinely breathtaking - daring, clever, funny and utterly unforgettable.'


  • 'Bromance was impressive and dynamic as ever but with more honest, poignant moments and on point comic timing.'


  • 'Beautiful, laughing, gasping and crying. '


  • 'Stonking start to the year. Super human muscularity, fully human hearts.'


  • Company Biography

    Barely Methodical Troupe (BMT) is an experimental acrobatic circus company, fusing hand-to-hand and Cyr wheel with a through line of creative dynamic movement. The artists came to circus, each having trained independently in their own respective fields, with a thirst for breaking boundaries. Influenced by their already existing skill sets (parkour, Bboying, and tricking), they have a fresh perspective on the creation of their material. This combination of technical ability with their stylish flow is the defining feature of the troupe. Bromance is their first show as a company. Each of the artists are involved in other dance and circus projects.

  • Co-Producers

    Bromance produced by DREAM with support from Underbelly Productions and the National Centre for CircusArts as part of Circus Maximus.

  • Arts Award Supporter

    Crying Out Loud is an Arts Award Supporter. We form part of a group of arts and cultural organisations which offer activities that young people can use towards an Arts Award.

    As part of our commitment to develop links with young people, schools and youth groups we welcome contact from Arts Award centres and young people.