Circa bring new show to Edinburgh Festival 2017

Circa Humans comes to Edinburgh Festival

After taking Sydney Festival by storm earlier this year, the world-renowned Circa (Beyond, Wunderkammer, Closer) return to the Edinburgh Fringe with a striking new show – a stirring journey of what it means to be human, and how our bodies, connections and aspirations all form part of who we are. Here, ten acrobats question how much we can take as humans, exploring the physical limits of their bodies as they are pushed to the extreme. How much weight can we carry? Who can we trust to support our load? They lead us to reflect on our lives, our loved ones, the burdens we carry and the physical and emotional strength it takes to overcome them. Created by Circa’s Artistic Director, Yaron Lifschitz, the stage is stripped bare as the vulnerability of a team of highly skilled acrobats is exposed. Circa’s reputation for fearless, boundary-pushing new circus is borne out in … Read more

What I Learned From Johnny Bevan returns to The Fringe

Luke Wright in What I Learned From Johnny Bevan returns to Edinburgh Fringe

After taking the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe by storm, Luke Wright’s What I Learned From Johnny Bevan returns to The Fringe for one week only from 21 – 27 August 2017 at Underbelly, Belly Button (Venue 61) at 12 noon each day. Wright’s play is a compelling, politically charged story encompassing shattered friendships, class and social ceilings, and The Labour Party’s battle for its soul. At university the whip-smart, mercurial Johnny Bevan saves Nick, smashing his comfortable middle class bubble and firing him up about politics, music and literature. Twenty years later, as their youthful dreams disintegrate alongside the social justice they hoped for, can Nick, now a jaded music journalist, save Johnny from himself? A gripping modern fable, What I Learned From Johnny Bevan strikes at the heart of British politics. Questioning the rise of of David Cameron’s brand of Conservatism and New Labour, this gripping story reflects the disillusionment … Read more

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