Cirkus Cirkör: Undermän
Until Saturday 14 April
"Enigmatic - part rock gig, part circus & part confessional memoir." The Daily Express****
"Mixes heavyweight brawn and balletic grace with subversive playfulness to great effect... an eclectic, gently captivating hour" Evening Standard
"Quirky, vigorous and touching show about discovering ways to move onwards when your world has come crashing down" - Times
"Touching, in a gruff, masculine way, like watching three burly blokes in the pub recite impromptu love poetry" Sunday Times
Renowned for creating circus on a grand scale, Swedish company Cirkus Cirkör now take a more intimate approach with their latest production. Touching and artfully simple, Undermän is an insight into the lives of circus performers and a tale of passion, love, Vegas and loss. Currently taking Europe by storm, the show now comes to the UK for the first time.
Undermän is the Swedish term for the base in an acrobatic pair. The base, usually a man, is the one who lifts and supports the 'flyer', and is more often that not overshadowed by his partner’s acrobatic skills.
This is the true story of three male 'undermen' whose relationships with their partners came to an end. Having lost their loves and their performing partners, their careers were left in doubt and their dreams were crushed. They had lived a life supporting, balancing, lifting and saving their cherished ones. But who would be there to support an abandoned underman?
In a bid to rebuild their lives, these incredible performers have thrown themselves into creating an inspiring performance with musician Andreas Tengblad that tells their tough, fragile yet funny journey. They break all the rules by stepping out of the shadow and into the limelight to fill the stage with an uplifting and unmissable show that inspires the feeling that anything is possible…
Family £60 (4 standard tickets, maximum 2 adults) available in person or over the phone, standard booking fees apply
Ages 25 and under £5 available in person or over the phone, standard booking fees apply (limited availability)
Groups 8+ £15 available in person or over the phone, standard booking fees apply
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