FEATURED SHOW: What do critics say about Barely Methodical Troupe & Bromance?

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Got your tickets yet for Barely Methodical Troupe’s strictly limited London dates at The Albany ahead of their New York transfer in the new year? As an extra incentive, we’ve rounded up what the critics have to say about hit show BROMANCE and this astounding young company that’s turning circus on its head. Now get booking!

Having premiered to acclaim at the Edinburgh Festival in 2014, where it won the Total Theatre and Jackson’s Lane Awards for Best Circus, BROMANCE went on to sell-out national and international tours. It returns for just seven UK performances at The Albany prior to opening in New York early next year. The show explores male companionship and its limits through humour, exceptional parkour skills, hand-to-hand acrobatics, Bboying, tricking, Cyr wheel and more. It runs from Wednesday 6 to Wednesday 13 December 2017.

Following that, BMT & Friends is a breathtaking and beautiful all circus cabaret, curated by Barely Methodical Troupe and featuring some of their most ridiculously talented friends, including Belgian’s Bert and Fred who like to play with knives, Emi Vauthey and her fabulous hoops plus Chris Thomas, Dan and Rhi Cave-Walker and Fiona Thornhill. The cabaret runs from Wednesday 6 to Wednesday 13 December 2017.

Barely Methodical Troupe met at the National Centre for Circus Arts when they found their diverse mix of skills offered them a unique chemistry: Louis Gift started in parkour, Beren D’Amico in martial arts tricking and Charlie Wheeller was a breakdancer. On graduation, they won the inaugural Circus Maximus competition and the Deutsche Bank Award, which enabled them to create BROMANCE and they’ve gone on to win multiple awards and widespread acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe, London Mime Festival and internationally.

Barely Methodical Troupe’s BROMANCE runs 6 to 13 December 2017, while BMT & Friends with performances at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced £18 (early bird £14), with £23 premium tickets also including a glass of fizz and nibbles on arrival.

What the critics say

THE TIMES
THE TIMES
Donald Hutera: “Smartly crafted and highly entertaining… Gift and D’Amico make a superb double act… Wheeller lives up to his name as the peerless practitioner of the Cyr Wheel. The trio’s onstage chemistry shifts convincingly from amiability to tension and back again. Frisky and risky, pointed yet playful, Bromance is well worth seeking out.”
LONDONIST - ★★★★
LONDONIST – ★★★★
Silvia Baretta: “The concepts of trust, support and personal space are expressed and performed through an hour-long, captivating and energetic performance… The audience seems very excited when they perform their last number – the human pyramid – in their pants… This is circus at its purest – you’d better get your ticket soon.”
THE GAY UK
THE GAY UK
Roger Walker-Deck: “Hot as hell male-on-male dancing… acrobatic, magical, touching and completely hot.”
Edinburgh 2014 review: Bromance - engaging and likable circus
GUARDIAN
Lyn Gardner: “Engaging, likeable circus… a very neat blend of physical heroics combined with something more vulnerable; handshakes turn to backflips, and it turns out that, while sometimes three’s a party, it can also be a crowd.”
THE STAGE - ★★★★★
THE STAGE – ★★★★★
Tom Wicker: “This is circus at its most exciting, with its traditions liberated into a pulse-racing metaphor for how people relate. The confidence and creativity – the sense of originality driving everything – is exhilarating. Barely Methodical Troupe feel like the future.”
EVENING STANDARD - ★★★★
EVENING STANDARD – ★★★★
Bruce Dessau: “Their bodies are their main building blocks and they use them tremendously effectively, at one point constructing vertiginous human towers… Just enjoy the breathtaking athleticism and give your brain the night off.”
New bromantics: the return of circus dancers Barely Methodical Troupe
New bromantics: circus dancers Barely Methodical Troupe
Lyn Gardner: “When I saw a performance [of Bromance] at the Edinburgh fringe in 2014, it felt as if almost the entire audience was whooping with joy when the boys’ shirts came off.”
Let`s get physical: meet the stars of Bromance
Let’s get physical: meet the stars of Bromance
Lyndsey Winship: “The show has made the trio’s real-life bromance even stronger, they say. “’ feel now there’s nothing that can break up the friendship,” says Chris Wheeller. “We’ve explored all these experiences together. To be able to do that with your best friends, it means on stage it’s so real.'”
Barely Methodical Troupe: `We are pushing boundaries` | Features | The Stage
Natasha Tripney: “[The Cyr wheel] is quite a dramatic thing to see in motion – the unity of body and wheel, the dizzying increase in speed – and it was responsible for some of Bromance’s most thrilling sequences, gravity momentarily giving up and exiting the building.
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