Jaw-dropping acrobatics from a comedy circus troupe

Bromance at Barnsley Civic
Bromance at Barnsley Civic
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Bromance, Barnsley Civic

Circus trio Barely Methodical Troupe bring their dazzling debut show to Barnsley on Friday.

Bromance was a standout hit at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, stunning audiences and critics and picking up awards.

Described as being “packed full of jaw-dropping acrobatics, eye-watering feats of hand-to-hand

balancing and a breathtaking Cyr wheel routine”, Bromance is said to be a warm and witty exploration of trust, intimacy and male friendships.

It celebrates all things blokey through a series of risk-taking feats of balance, corkscrewing acrobatics and funny sketches.

Directed by Frantic Assembly’s Eddie Kaye, it’s set to a soundtrack of original and found

sounds.

The Barely Methodical Troupe are at the heart of a new wave of modern circus. The trio first met at the National Centre for Circus Arts in London and found a fantastic chemistry in Louis Gift’s free running and parkour, Beren D’Amico’s martial arts and tricking and Charlie Wheeller’s breakdancing and contortion.

In 2013, they won the first ever Circus Maximus competition and were given an Arts Council award to create their first show, which resulted in Bromance.

If Bromance’s tricks inspire people in Barnsley to have a go at learning some new skills, they could check out Sheffield’s Greentop Community Circus Centre: website www.greentop.org/circus-centre.

To book for the show at the theatre on Hanson Street on Friday, 
go online to http://www.barnsleycivic.co.uk/ or call 01226 
327000.