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Le Cirque Invisible

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by Kat Parr Mackintosh (subscribe)
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Jean-Baptiste Thierree and Victoria Chaplin, who're behind Le Cirque Invisible, are pioneers of the cool contemporary circus movement the one where it's people who do all the wonderful things, not animals, and it borrows heavily from other kinds of spectaculars and performance. Those two names might not be so familiar to you, but Victoria is the daughter of Charlie Chaplin. And she, and now her son in turn, are following in his footsteps somewhat, but also marching to the beat of their own clowning drums.

This isn't the first time Le Cirque Invisible has come to town, and many of the first people to book tickets are those who've seen it before. Myself included. Thierree and Chaplin have separate acts. He's more of a traditional clown, in gaudy outfits doing tricks with live rabbits and doves and playing comic pranks with impeccable timing. She is a more serene and magical performer, creating wondrous transformation scenes where she becomes a human glass harmonica, any number of animals, or 'swims' on a tight wire. There are so many different small pieces to this show that it's hard to find a favourite, but just remember that there will be even more after the first finale and curtain call.

This is one of the most perfect examples of physical theatre that you will see. And it's touchingly funny to boot. It's very likely you'll want to see it more than just the once.
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When: 7:30
Where: Southbank Centre Belvedere Road London SE1 8XX
Cost: From 15
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