Gravity & Other Myths

A Simple Space

Wednesday 15 - Sunday 26 May

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‘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

***** Broadway Baby

‘Mind-blowing physical theatre.’ Talk Fringe, Edinburgh FringeFestival

Important information

Age guidance: 7+

Duration: c. 1 hour, no interval

Gravity & Other Myths

A Simple Space trailer

Performers

Tickets

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

Select a performance

Wednesday

15 May

07:30 pm

Thursday

16 May

07:30 pm

Friday

17 May

07:30 pm

Saturday

18 May

07:30 pm

Sunday

19 May

07:30 pm

Monday

20 May

07:30 pm

Wednesday

22 May

07:30 pm

Thursday

23 May

07:30 pm

Friday

24 May

07:30 pm

Saturday

25 May

07:30 pm

Sunday

26 May

05:00 pm

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

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