When: 22nd January – 9th February 2019
Where: Soho Theatre, 21 Dean Street, London W1D 3NE
£: Tickets cost from £11
What is it?
Following a UK tour and an award-winning run at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2017, Ellie Dubois’ No Show will transfer to the Soho Theatre in London this month.
Putting female strength, skill and power centre stage, No Show joyously and heartbreakingly deconstructs superhuman circus performers and reveals what lies hidden beneath the showmanship of circus.
No Show opens with five strong, glamorous circus artists showcasing their acrobatics and flexibility; the perfect ‘show girls’. But after this opening number, the show starts to break down and No Show begins to unveil attempts and failures; frustrations are revealed and artists are shown to be pitted against each other. The audience learn of everything that could go wrong, from finger crushing and concussion, to shoulder dislocation in a Cyr Wheel act.
In this production, we are given the opportunity to see behind the flawless smiles and perfect execution of traditional circus performance; to see the wobbles, the pain and the real cost of aiming for perfection. This is a show for anyone who has tried, failed, and failed better.
No Show won a prestigious Herald Angel award at the Edinburgh Fringe 2017 and was also shortlisted for a Total Theatre & Jacksons Lane Award for Circus.
More info: sohotheatre.com