Following the spectacular success of the sold-out run at the Barbican in 2011, one of today's most original and brilliant young circus creators returns to the Barbican with this highly physical production.
Bolze explores friendship, cooperation and trust through a combination of thrilling acrobatics, bewitching lighting, music and an ingenious set.
Whilst fighting to keep afloat, five strangers are thrown together on a pitching rolling vessel adrift somewhere between earth and sky in a performance of great beauty and heart-stopping tension.
'Extraordinary and exhilarating circus. Seamlessly and cunningly put together'The Guardian★★★★★
75 mins / no interval
Age guidance 7+
29 Nov Post-show talk In conversation with Mathurin Bolze Free to same-day ticket holders
Conceived and directed by Mathurin Bolze Original music by Philippe Foch and Jérôme Fêvre
Presented in association with London International Mime Festival
Co-produced by La Brèche, Cherbourg; Les Subsistances, Lyon; L’Agora, Boulazac; Le Parc de la Villette, Paris; La Verrerie d’Alès en Cévennes; le Cratère-Scène Nationale d’Alès; Théâtre des Salins-Scène Nationale de Martigues; Théâtre National de Bretagne, Rennes; Scène nationale 61, Alençon; Grand Théâtre de Lorient; Le Trident-Scéne National de Cherbourg-Octeville.
Compagnie MPTA is supported by DGCA - Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, DRAC, Région Rhône-Alpes et Ville de Lyon.
French artists at the Barbican supported by the Institut français