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Galactik Ensemble

The Peacock

UK Premiere
Wed 29 Jan - Sat 1 Feb
Wed - Fri 7.30pm, Sat 5pm

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60 mins / no interval
Age Guidance: 7+
£15 - £45
+£3 transaction fee for phone & online bookings
no fee for in person at the box office
Tel: 020 7863 8222

After-show discussion:
Fri 31 Jan

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"A treasure house of inventiveness and superbly managed surprises"



In Optraken five fantastic acrobats pit themselves against a hostile environment. Unstable ground disappears underfoot, walls wobble, ceilings collapse, dangers come from every side.

Forget elegant tumbling and spangly tights – this wonderfully inventive and original piece of acrobatic theatre is a battle in which every movement matters for survival. It’s spectacular, impressive, unpredictable and enormous fun.

All graduates of France’s famous national circus school at Rosny sous Bois, Galactik Ensemble’s members have also worked with star contemporary circus creators Aurélien Bory, Mathurin Bolze and Yoann Bourgeois.

Following extensive touring in Europe and two sold-out seasons in Paris, Optraken makes its UK debut. Thrills and spills guaranteed. Book early!

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"Precarious and hilarious"

Liberation (Paris)


Galactik Ensemble


By & with Mathieu Bleton, Mosi Espinoza, Jonas Julliand, Karim Messaoudi, Cyril Pernot
Technical director: Victor Fernandes
Technical creation & machinery: Franck Breuil
Stage manager: Charles Rousseau
Lighting director: Adèle Grépinet
Sound director: Denis Mariotte
Master electrician : Romain Caramalli
Sound master : Eric Sterenfeld
Artistic collaboration: Matthieu Gary, Marie Fonte
Production: Léa Couqueberg, Emilie Leloup

This visit to London is supported by Institut français