We’re looking forward to the Edinburgh Festival this August and its must-see programme of physical and visual theatre from the UK and around the world.
These shows are on our Artistic Director Rachel Clare’s hotlist – dive in!
Bromance, Knot and Super Sunday were all part of Circus Evolution our UK wide strategic partnership of venues, funded by Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring Fund. We also toured Knot to the prestigious CIRCa Festival in Auch, the Avignon OFF Festival, the Seoul Circus Festival, and more to recently the BIRD Theatre Festival in Japan
And you can watch our archive of some of these shows on our Youtube channel.
Bystanders by Cardboard Citizens ‘shocking stories (and wild speculations) about the lives and deaths of homeless people.’
Hard To Be Soft by Oona Doherty ‘dance piece which looks behind the masks of violence and machismo to the inner lives of Belfast hard men and strong women.’
Contra by Laura Murphy and directed by Ursula Martinez. ‘fierce, witty and uncompromising, this highly physical show interrogates personal, social and historical occupations of the female body and explores where such bodies are positioned and how we are meant to look at them.’
This Time by Ockham’s Razor ‘a show about time, age and the stories we tell ourselves and how we are strong in different ways at different times in our lives’
Super Sunday by Race Horse Company ‘packed with daredevil stunts on trampolines, teeterboards, Russian bar, human catapults and a Wheel of Death act like you’ve never seen before!’
Knot by Nikki & JD presented by Jacksons Lane ‘deconstructs circus traditions and explores prejudice with sensitivity. It asks what it means to be a gay man in a heterosexual world and a single 30-something woman in a society that expects motherhood and marriage.’
Bromance by Barely Methodical Troupe ‘five-star circus about camaraderie and affection. Audacious, touching, exhilarating tour-de-force of physical heroics where handshakes become handstands and backslaps become backflips.’