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 is booking from 5 April 2019 until 5 May 2019 at The Underbelly Festival Southbank, London.
WHAT’S THE STORY?
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 backstage. 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.
WHAT IS THE UNDERBELLY FESTIVAL
Celebrating 11 years on the Southbank The Underbelly Festival Southbank is central London’s home of affordable theatre.
Open from April until the end of September, The Underbelly Festival Southbank brings the best in live circus, comedy, cabaret and family entertainment to the heart of London.
2019 promises an even bigger and more amazing line-up of shows in a London’s city-centre, pop-up festival world. You can enjoy international street food, after work drinks in one of London’s largest outdoor bars and a true festival atmosphere on the banks of the Thames.
The shows are short (usually only an hour long), sharp and very sweet. And the vast majority of tickets are under £20 making The Underbelly Festival Southbank your affordable entertainment destination in London this summer.
Theatre InformationThe Belly, Underbelly Festival Southbank, London
Address: Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX
Nearest Underground: Embankment Station (District Line, Circle Line); Waterloo Station (Jubilee Line, Northern Line)
Nearest Buses: 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 341, 521, X68, RV1
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