Southbank Centre's Purcell Room
Wed 16 > Tue 22 Jan (not Sun 20)
Wed, Thu, Fri, Mon, Tue: 7.45pm
After-show discussion: Sat 19 Jan
Runs 65 mins / no interval
Book online >
Tel: 0844 875 0073
'Majestic, simple and sophisticated, ingenious and elegant.'
'Leo Soars!' New York Post
'Unmissable' The List
'An eye-teasing, deeply impressive work of sustained absurdist magic' Time Out, New York
'Consummate acrobatics... Intensely stimulating and sophisticated theatre' Financial Times
Leo throws you upside down, tilts you sideways and messes with your head in the most glorious, brain-tickling way.
Reminiscent of a wordless Samuel Beckett scenario in which a man seeks meaning in his isolation, inventing games to while away the time, Leo combines world-class acrobatics, visual artistry and clever film manipulation in a journey of joyful discovery and invention.
This is physical theatre taken to creative and imaginative heights. With gravity distorted, you’ll be wondering which way is up and which way down in one man’s fantastical playground.
Based on an original idea by German acrobat, Tobias Wegner, Leo has been an off-Broadway hit, a winner of multiple awards, including Best of Edinburgh, and is now touring the world. You will be astonished!
Director: Daniel Brière
Performer: William Bonnet
Age guidance: 7+
Production: Circle of Eleven
.photos: Andy Phillipson, Heiko Kalmbach