This Autumn, the UK is the first stop for Canadian contemporary circus company, The 7 Fingers, with their international tour of Passagers. Travel is an integral theme to the show but, after nearly two years of a global pandemic, the idea of traveling seems a world away from what it was when director Shana Carroll started creating the production.
Mastering his fusion of comedy and music and demonstrating his skills on the piano and guitar, Bill Bailey seamlessly holds the entire show Proud Cabaret All Stars show together.
Underbelly Festival is set to return to London this summer with a brand new home in Cavendish Square in the heart of Central London’s Oxford Street District.
Lina Johansson chats to Emma Clarendon about Mimbre’s latest show To Untouch which will be performed as part of the Greenwich and Docklands International Festival.
Newbury-based circus company Cirque Berserk! appears at Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre as part of its 2020 tour. The company brands itself as ‘Real Circus made for Theatre’ and it does exactly what it says on the tin.
Airborn babies, wine violins and an unusual linen basket – discover the world of Felicity Hesed’s Cara Vita: A Clown Concerto, which has its European premiere at VAULT Festival in February. Check out the production images, then book your tickets.
Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for the European premiere of Luzia at the Royal Albert Hall.
Cara Vita: A Clown Concerto, which explores the joys, sorrows, and hilarity of contemporary adulthood through music, circus and magic, will be seen in Europe for the first time this February as part of VAULT Festival. Book your tickets now.
Traditional circus but with a defiantly modern, cutting edge, Lexicon’s live music sets a stunning pulse to the evening, with a backing that ranges from folk, to rock to balladry.
While I’ve seen circus shows with more thrilling moments, the air of carefree fun and mischief in Lexicon made me laugh out loud and put a smile on my face.
Love London Love Culture’s guide to some of the shows opening in London in January 2020.
Circus 1903 may lack the charm and authenticity of a tented touring circus but it is also a well polished, artistically sound and slick production boosted by a hardworking cast and crew.
Here’s Love London Love Culture’s guide to some of the best shows opening in December.
Circus 1903 gives a unique perspective of how it would have felt to watch an American circus over 100 years ago. This is done with the help of an amazing amalgamation of set, costumes, lighting, music and the raw talent of the performers.
There is a festive start to the La Clique cabaret of song and acrobatic show but naturally, it is ironic. This is the church of misfits and weirdos where difference is celebrated in a decadent, saucy and sometimes humorous way.
Christmas in Leicester Square has arrived with all its sparkles, mulled wine and red carpet, presenting the return of the award-winning, La Clique.
Rouge, a ‘Circus for Grownups’, is a glorious night of escapism and joy. The tone is more cheeky than sultry, with the burlesque elements full of fun, and the male performers eagerly becoming the butt of jokes and laughter.
Promising ‘a decadent and astonishing blend of sensational acrobatics, soaring aerial trapeze, operatic cabaret and tongue in cheek burlesque’, Rouge transfers to London straight off the back of its UK premiere for Underbelly at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Fierce, unapologetic, thought-provoking and radical, Everything I See I Swallow may not the circus show you wanted, but it’s the circus show you needed.
The rhythms of TS Crew’s bounding, twisting, spinning bodies in Along are timed to perfection with the music, whether boy-band synchronised or splitting into physical polyphony.