Performances were on 17, 19, 20, 22, 23 March & 25 March 2012 at Riverside Studios

 

Tête à Tête

 

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Circus Tricks by Michael Henry & Adey Grummet is set in the spellbinding, fleeting world of the circus, where laughter is tragic, tears are hilarious and wonder both wrenches the heart and makes it soar!

 

The knife thrower’s assistant cannot stand the pain of her secret love for the knife thrower, an acrobat fights the world through the bottle, his brother struggles to catch him one more time, the trapeze artist is entranced by the pursuit of a single moment of weightlessness, the horse dreams of running in straight lines and the contortionist is just plain lonely.

And then there’s the elephant…

 

 

tete a tete's CIRCUS TRICKS

 

 

Cast:


Alice (Trapeze Artist): Yvette Bonner


Xiu (Mongolian Contortionist): Lilly Papaioannou


Tanya (Knife Thrower’s Assistant): Alison Crookendale


Jack (Knife Thrower): Daniel Broad


Barney (Trick Pony): Christopher Diffey


Tom (Acrobat): Daniel Keating-Roberts


Jemmy (Acrobat, brother of Tom): Simon Wilding


 


Chroma:


Sarah O’Flynn Flute/Piccolo


Stuart King (16 March Massimo di Trolio) Clarinet/Bass Clarinet


Heidi Bennett Trumpet


Clare O’Connell (20 March Chris Allan) Cello


Steve Gibson Percussion


Elena Hull Bass


Conductor: Gerry Cornelius


Director: Bill Bankes-Jones


Designer: Tim Meacock


Lighting Designer: Mark Doubleday


RŽpŽtiteur: John-Paul Gandy


Production Manager: James Donovan