Where: Nationwide (see below)
£: Ticket prices vary depending on the venue
What is it?
Rime is a work co-commissioned by the National Theatre and devised by Roundhouse and Jacksons Lane associate artists Square Peg Contemporary Circus. Rime combines circus, theatre and dance in an adaptation of Coleridge’s Epic poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. Using the poem to elicit the emotional journey of the groom-to-be in the run up to his wedding, the performance is a mixture of group acrobatics, human towers, Chinese pole, ropes and flips, drawn together by one of the UK’s freshest new circus companies.
First premiered to a sold out audience at Roundhouse in April 2012, Rime has been performed at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2012 (Herald Angel Award winner), at the National Theatre’s Watch This Space festival, and Camp Bestival. This is the first large-scale tour of the show.
Members of the Square Peg company have performed in a host of high-profile contexts spanning both live performance and film, with credits including the Olympic Opening Ceremony, English National Ballet, Theatre Royal Haymarket, the Cairo Opera Ballet Company, Martin Scorsese’s Hugo and box-office hit Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Artistic director Tim Lenkiewicz began his career in the circus over 15 years ago, and has since travelled across the globe as a performer, teacher, director and project leader. His work combines circus with dance, theatre and technology with the aim of creating beautiful, innovative story telling.
5th March at StAnza International Poetry Festival, The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, St Andrews KY16 9LA
22nd March at The Black-E, 1 Great George St, Liverpool L1 5EW
12th & 13th April at The Lowry, Pier 8, The Quays, Salford, Manchester, Greater Manchester M50 3AZ
30th April at Cambridge Junction, Clifton Way, Cambridge, CB1 7GX
16th & 17th May at the New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 2AS
24th & 25th May at the Lakeside Theatre, University Of Nottingham, University Blvd, Nottingham, NG7 2RD
14th June at The Point, Leigh Rd, Eastleigh, Hampshire SO50 9DE
25th July at the Bristol Harbour Festival
8th – 10th August at the Pavilion Theatre, Marine Parade Worthing, West Sussex BN11 3PX
16th August at Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 3DE
22nd – 25th August at the Greenbelt Festival, 1b Snow Hill Court, London, EC1A 2EJ
29th & 30th August at Harlow Playhouse, Playhouse Square, Harlow CM20 1LS
13th & 14th September at the Up in the Air Festival, Dorset
22nd – 27th September at Stratford Circus, Theatre Square, London E15 1BX
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