'Sensational! With its magical inventiveness, its technical perfection, its humour and poetry, Plan B makes the dream of Icarus come true'
La Dépêche du Midi
'Charms and seduces by mingling the playful grammar of circus with theatre’s commitment to meaningful story.'
Performed on a cunning, tilting set, a source of tricks and transformations, this astonishing spectacle unfolds like a dream. A thrilling mix of circus, dance, video, 'sonic' object manipulation and optical illusion, Plan B juggles with gravity and perspective.
Ten years since its creation, Aurélien Bory and Phil Soltanoff have remounted their visual theatre classic which comes to the Southbank Centre direct from a month-long season in Paris. Aurélien's work has been a regular highlight of the Mime Festival since its first appearance in 2002 with IJK ('Think of it as Stomp with balls or Mondrian on acid' Sunday Times) and most recently in 2011 with Sans Objet, his acclaimed piece for two juggler/acrobats and industrial robot.
Seeing is believing, or more likely not!
Performers: Mathieu Bleton, Itamar Glucksmann, Jonathan Guichard, Nicolas Lourdelle
Age guidance: 7+
Production: Compagnie 111 – Aurélien Bory
Co-production Théâtre Garonne / Toulouse, Théâtre de la Digue / Toulouse, Le Train Théâtre – SC / Portes-lès-Valence
Revival Co-producers: Le Grand T – scène conventionée Loire-Atlantique, Nantes; Le Théâtre du Rond-Point, Paris
photos: Aglae Bory