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Shoreditch Town Hall

UK Premiere
Thu 25 - Sat 27 Jan
Thu - Sat 8pm, Sat mat 3pm

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45 mins / no interval
Age Guidance: 7+
£1.50 booking fee,
no fee in person 1 hour
before the performance
Tel: 020 7739 6176

After-show discussion:
Thu 25 Jan

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A man attempts to make the perfect cup of tea. It’s a delicate and obsessively ordered process. You may yourself become addicted, or never want to see another cup of tea again. Either way, you’ll laugh out loud.

VU concerns a sensitive and meticulous man and his relationship with objects - how he transforms them and how in turn they affect him. A delightful and suspense-filled miniature circus spectacle exploring happiness, obsession and humanity, it puts our daily routines under a magnifying glass, reveals our manias and shows us what we take for granted in a totally new light.

As a demonstration of eccentric wit, dexterity and ingenuity, Vu is a small masterpiece.

Etienne Manceau trained at the famous Lido circus school in Toulouse. In 2003 with fellow graduates - acrobats, jugglers, variety artists - he formed the Sacekripa group, a company which works as a large ensemble and in smaller units. Its Marée Basse at the Barbican Pit was a hit at LIMF 2017.

Read Matt Trueman's 4 Star review in >

"A jewel polished to the highest detail" Magazine



Presented in association with Shoreditch Town Hall
This visit to London is supported by Institut français

By and with Etienne Manceau
Outside eye: Sylvain Cousin
Light and sound: Pauline Hoa
Production: Sacekripa