Gravity & Other Myths
A Simple Space
Wednesday 15 - Sunday 26 May
‘Cirque du Soleil with a fistful of grit’ UK Express
Seven acrobats push their physical limits without reserve; this performance is simultaneously raw, frantic and delicate. Supported by driving live percussion and presented so intimately that you can feel the heat, hear every breath, and be immersed in every moment.
A Simple Space evokes real responses in audiences, something visceral rather than cerebral. Instead of fine-tuning the performance with makeup, lighting and contrived theatrical overlay, the cast have deliberately gone the opposite way. The audience is brought in close to surround the stripped back stage. In that space the acrobats are pushed to the physical limit, breaking down their usual guards and introducing the reality of failure and weakness. With nothing left to hide behind personal narratives come through naturally. This honesty is the essence behind A Simple Space.
‘A total triumph’ The Guardian
‘Stripped back and raw… an awe-inspiring display of strength, skill and creativity’ The Adelaide Advertiser
‘Genuinely jaw-dropping’ ***** Time Out
‘It’s the best circus show I have ever seen’ ***** Official Theatre
‘Captivating, bordering on the mythical’ ***** BOYZ Magazine
‘Highly impressive’ ***** Sardines Magazine
‘This is less like watching a circus troupe and more like watching lion cubs play fighting on a cleverly edited BBC documentary – and it’s all the more delightful and original for that.’ **** The Stage
‘Terrifyingly, jaw-droppingly impressive’ ***** Express
‘Mind-blowing physical theatre.’ Talk Fringe, Edinburgh FringeFestival
Age guidance: 7+
Duration: c. 1 hour, no interval
Under 26: £7.50
Group rate: Book nine tickets and get the tenth ticket free
Essential companions: Any audience member requiring an essential carer/companion can get one free ticket. Relevant discounts or concessions still apply to the paid ticket.
Concessions: D/deaf or disabled, Full-time students, Go 4Less cardholders, Jobseekers, Over 60s, Under 18s
Fri and Sat nights £24
Sun and Mon nights £22
Weds and Thur nights £20
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Toured by Aurora Nova
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. Created and performed by Gravity & Other Myths.
Masthead image: © Steve Ullathorn