Three stunning performers and a musician in one of the most beautiful and heart-stopping shows of the summer. Compelling emotion and a discordant score combined with extraordinary skill on the ‘cloud swing’, ‘Chinese pole’ and ‘cyr wheel’ make this a very special, challenging and passionate production. Atempo: Atempo Circ (Spain) – Fri 12 Aug 10pm / Sat 13 Aug 10pm.
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Atempo Circ (Spain)
Fri 12 Aug 10pm / Sat 13 Aug 10pm
Fidget Feet (Ireland)
Wed 10 Aug 1.15pm & 6.30pm / Thu 11 Aug 1.15pm & 6.30pm
This celebrated Irish company is contemporary circus at its finest. Hang On mixes aerial dance trapeze with a live musical performance in a gripping struggle between the sexes: will everything be lost in the battle or can love be found? Can they hang on? Between shows participate in aerial workshops with Fidget Feet at 3pm & 4pm (limited places, age 13+, book on 020 7452 3445).
Welcoming the World
National Youth Theatre of Great Britain (UK)
Fri 12 Aug 1pm & 4pm / Sat 13 Aug 1pm & 4pm
The NYT join the NT to present the culmination of the work of their Stadium Arts Courses. Each show features a cast of around 250, so they will be occupying every inch of space with new young theatrical talent.
The Great Shakespearean Workout
1623 Theatre Company (UK)
Fri 12 Aug 2.30pm / Sat 13 Aug 2.30pm
Join an epic battle between the Trojans and the Greeks as Troilus and Cressida get everyone moving. Bringing together aerobics, kung fu, tai chi and iambic pentameter, this is an interactive fitness session which challenges your waistline as well as your brain. Wear loose clothing and bring a bottle of water.
Gentlemen of the Road
The Chipolatas (UK)
Fri 12 Aug 6.15pm / Sat 13 Aug 6.15pm
Nineteen years of street performances have not diminished the brilliance of Sam, Jasper and Tristan; ‘The Chips’ are back in Theatre Square with their fabulously energetic blend of music, acrobatics and juggling involving a little bit of ever-so-friendly audience participation.
Ragroof Theatre (UK)
Sun 14 Aug 1.30pm & 4.30pm
Gather round the boxing ring, cheer on the champ or root for the challenger in an awesome display of pugilistic prowess. Actors are integrated with UK Amateur Boxing Association champions in a theatrical exploration of the intricacies of courage and honour and the power of ritual and spectatorship in the ring.
Mon 8 Aug 6pm
Kora virtuoso from West Africa.
Tues 9 Aug 6pm
Gypsy ceilidh band. www.wraggletaggle.co.uk