11 Jan 14 Jan
Witness courtship rituals and the pleasure of play in this London premiere.

See Machiavellian cunning and the aggression of competition. Enjoy entwinings on the trapeze and games of footsie set to flamenco.

Winner of the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe Total Theatre and Jacksons Lane award for Best Circus, Fauna is brilliantly entertaining physical theatre that highlights similarities between human movement and animal behaviour.

Spiders, lemurs, tree frogs and birds of paradise are just some of a wondrous menagerie brought to life through the incredible skills of this new company, made up of five international performers drawn from leading circus groups NoFit State, Seven Fingers, Poivre Rose and Gravity & Other Myths, with original music by guitarist Geordie Little. They first met at Sweden’s famous DOCH circus school and came together again in 2016 with a show premiered at the Glastonbury Festival. Fauna is set to take them around the world.

There will be a post-show discussion after the performance on Fri 12 Jan.

Duration: 1h, no interval
Latecomers: We are unable to admit latecomers to this performance; please allow ample time to arrive and collect your tickets.

Part of London International Mime Festival 2018.

"There are moments of passion, moments of terror, moments of humour ... one of the best physical performance shows I have seen in years."

Edinburgh Guide

"bold, mesmerising ... the skill and control that each acrobat brings to their performance is just astounding"

Broadway Baby

"visually astonishing"

Collage (Australia)

"The company’s physical gifts are splendid"

Daily Review (Australia)

"This spectacular mix of dance and circus is enormous fun"

Evening Standard

"I am still buzzing at the sheer athleticism of the acrobats, the beauty of what they were able to express with their bodies"

Play & Go (Australia)

"seamless, flawless and a genuine treat to behold"

The Scots Reviewer

"there is some gorgeous monkeying around in this technically dazzling, languidly tactile staging"

Sunday Times, Best of Edinburgh 2017

"brilliant contemporary circus"

The Wee Review

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