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Soho’s new home for cabaret is so slick it’s like countercultural cosplay | Brian Logan
The opening shows at London’s Underbelly Boulevard – Bernie Dieter’s Club Kabarett and Batsu! – are less edgy than you might expect, and more pricey, but there are some impressive turns

Brian Logan

20, Nov, 2023 @4:47 PM

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‘Transience goes with the territory’: Bristol’s The Invisible Circus packs its bags after 20 years
Founders say they have no idea where they will go next as gentrification ends their long residency on an industrial estate

Steven Morris

02, Oct, 2023 @7:00 AM

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The Real & Imagined History of the Elephant Man review – vigorous call for inclusivity
With excellent performances, Tom Wright’s play about the man who became a Victorian freakshow attraction is an at times uneasy mix of circus and polemic

Mark Fisher

21, Sep, 2023 @10:37 AM

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Brave Space review – no false moves in this wondrous up-close circus
The US company Aloft invite audiences to assist them in an intimate and astonishing acrobatic show

Chris Wiegand

25, Aug, 2023 @5:00 AM

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The 7 Fingers: Duel Reality review – rowdy circus riff on Romeo and Juliet
The enthralling Canadian company offer up a fast-paced but often jarring show that treats Shakespeare like the Super Bowl

Chris Wiegand

23, Aug, 2023 @1:27 PM

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Edinburgh fringe 2023 week one roundup: Capote, Wilde and a lovesick angler
Single-performer shows dominate this year’s fringe, but standouts include a bold, revisionist western, a strong, silent circus duo, a bed-hopping jukebox opera and an hour of quiet grieving…

Kit Buchan

13, Aug, 2023 @9:30 AM

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Party Ghost review – spooky silliness meets stunning circus spectacle
Performers Olivia Porter and Jarred Dewey bring this inventive show to (after)life with their dark, messy and often astonishing physical comedy

Arifa Akbar

13, Aug, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Edinburgh fringe with the family: five shows for kids
Imaginary friends, runaway horses and Roger McGough’s take on the Wind in the Willows are among the treats for younger audiences at the festival

Mark Fisher

11, Aug, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Archaeologists hunt for burial site of famous 19th-century elephant in Gloucestershire
Historians hope to find remains of animal from one of Britain’s Victorian travelling menageries

Dalya Alberge

02, Jul, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Alexis Diaz Limaco obituary
Other lives: Champion of animal welfare with Animal Defenders International

Jane Holligan

12, Jun, 2023 @3:02 PM

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Waldo’s Circus of Magic & Terror review – a big top tale of Nazi Germany
Crafted from true stories, this circus-set play from Extraordinary Bodies is moving and thought-provoking

Clare Brennan

02, Apr, 2023 @10:30 AM

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Cirque du Soleil: Kurios review – a gasp-inducing steampunk celebration of virtuosity
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s choreography connects amazing talents from yo-yoers to contortionists in a slick and seamless show

Lyndsey Winship

19, Jan, 2023 @9:07 AM

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