Posted on September 20, 2012 by Alison Fraser
Recreating the unique spirit of 1940s radio plays and brilliantly evoking a dinner-jacketed age of casual imperialism and stiff upper lips, the Fitzrovia Radio Hour’s brand new show comes fresh from three critically acclaimed London residencies, and two sell-out years at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Here’s Fitzrovia Radio Hour’s guide to Red Cross Week 2012. Spiffing, what what!
Catch Fitzrovia Radio Hour at Priceless London Wonderground at Southbank Centre on Saturday 29 September. Get tickets here.
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Posted on May 31, 2012 by Alison Fraser
‘Cantina is clearly the hottest ticket in town.’ ★★★★ (London Evening Standard)
‘Cantina is the most divinely decadent and disconcerting entertainment in town.’ ★★★★ (Daily Telegraph)
‘Superb… Carnival with a dash of David Lynch.’ ★★★★ (Time Out)
‘It’s a night of jaw-dropping highlights… you couldn’t tear your eyes away.’ ★★★★ (Metro)
‘Atmospherically perfect. Takes you by the throat and doesn’t let go.’ (The Stage)
‘If Tim Burton had created a circus, it might look a bit like this.’ (Official London Theatre)
Catch Cantina at Priceless London Wonderground at Southbank Centre until 30 September. Get tickets here.
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Posted on May 29, 2012 by Alison Fraser
In June, Priceless London Wonderground welcomes Tumble Circus to the spiegeltent! Ireland’s award-winning, dynamic acrobatic duo peel back the canvas to reveal the human side of circus. No fanfare or sequins, just the extraordinary skill and passion of two carnies on a lifelong adventure. Featuring flying hula hoops, slapstick acrobatics, stunning aerial rope and daring double trapeze, this autobiographical circus comedy has wowed audiences of all ages, the world over.
‘Turning the circus tradition upside down’ (Irish Times)
‘Funny and flexible with great comic timing,…very impressive’ (Advertiser)
Kenneth Fall – one half of the Tumble Circus duo – talks about the creation of their award-winning show:
‘This is what we do for a living’ was made in January 2010. We uprooted ourselves form wintery east Belfast to sunny Melbourne Australia and hunted down long time collaborator Trent Birdmann. We divied our creation time between 2 circus warehouses in Brunswick. The show had been initially called ‘Nouvelle Carny Part Two’, and was to be a sort of best of Tumble Circus. But this vague thene became too ambiquous and boring and after a night out and eating, drinking and seeing the brilliant Daniel Kitson we wondered if there was something more poetic that we could create using our circus skills and comedy.
The show opened at the Adelaide Fringe festival in 2010. We further developed the show in 2011 and returned to Adelaide in 2012 and won ‘Best physical theater and circus show.’
Catch Tumble Circus at Priceless London Wonderground at Southbank Centre from 9 – 17 June 2012. Get tickets here.
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Posted on May 8, 2012 by Alison Fraser