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SIRO-A at Leicester Square Theatre

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by Angela Lord (subscribe)
Freelance writer specialising in arts, travel and entertainment news, previews and reviews.
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Inventive live entertainment is a techno-treat for all ages

Imaginative, energetic and entertaining, this polished performance draws on many theatrical traditions: shadow puppetry, mime and slapstick, with a nod to Japanese Noh Theatre (white face masks) all reinvented and updated with a generous helping of hi-tech special effects.

The performers' all-white suits provide a blank canvas for a dazzling projection of colourful lights and images, and the staging of a series of eye-catching set-pieces using simple but effective props such as placards, screens and boxes.

Through dance, mime and acrobatics, the six performers interact with technology in imaginative ways, using a blend of video projection, light animation and laser effects. Pastiches of popular movie plots are played with panache, from James Bond to Frozen, along with classic soundtracks like Singing' in the Rain.

The show crosses cultural barriers and blurs the boundaries between technology and performance, with cutting-edge visual effects set to a catchy electro beat, creating a unique evening of live entertainment.

Members of the audience are invited to have their photos taken at the start of the show, and the composite images make up the finale. Enjoyed by young and old, this show lives up to the description on the SIRO-A website: "Techno-tastic fun for all the family."

Now showing at the Leicester Square Theatre until 11 January. Tickets priced from 15. Family tickets, deals and concessions available.
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Why? live show
When: now until 11 Jan 2015
Where: Leicester Square Theatre
Cost: from 15
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