Review: Billy Smart’s Circus 2014

Review: Billy Smart’s Circus 2014

While the capital focuses their circus eyes on the Roundhouse this month, elsewhere in the country the traditional tenting season has begun.  Last week we caught one of the most famous names in UK circus, Billy Smart’s. This year’s tour sees the return of Yasmine...
Circusfest 2014 Review: Silver Lining

Circusfest 2014 Review: Silver Lining

Circusfest celebrates new as well as established talent. Silver Lining are a fresh young troupe looking to impress. Did they? Watching Silver Lining, a feeling of dread sets in from the off. Juggler Tom Gaskin approaches the audience with a plastic cigar, an umbrella...
Review: Transmit

Review: Transmit

Alongside its contributions to Circusfest 2014, Jacksons Lane produced Transmit a brand new programme of shorter works by emerging artists from the contemporary circus world. It’s a pleasant feeling to realise that there are still some art initiatives out there solely...
Circusfest 2014 Review: Capilotractées

Circusfest 2014 Review: Capilotractées

This truly unique show four years in the making will leave you wincing and wild-eyed. With Capilotractées, it is all about the hair. It gets pulled, combed and stretched in so many eye-watering ways that we were surprised not to see CIA interrogators taking notes....
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