ED2012 Dance & Physical Theatre ED2012 Three To See ED2012 Week0 Edition

Three To See 2012: Funny and physical

By | Published on Wednesday 25 July 2012

Medicine Show

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses recommends three funny physical shows.

Not sure if this will appeal to football fans (none of the football fans I know are especially into their dance and physical theatre), but the premise is football nevertheless; a bunch of players used to non-competitive kicking around are suddenly faced with a more skilled team, who occupy their playing ground, so they are forced to develop a more professional and competitive attitude to their sport.
Hi-Kick, Assembly Hall, 2-27 Aug (not 6,13,20), 4.05pm, fpp181.

Medicine Show (pictured)
In ‘Medicine Show’ Mr and Mrs Clark intend to diagnose and heal unwell individuals, struggling couples and a despondent community with a creative approach to alternative medicine”. I’m finding the publicity shots a little scary, but this show is apparently comical, especially if you believe the South Wales Argus who apparently called Mr and Mrs Clark “unpredictable” and “hilarious”. And I do.
Medicine Show, Venue 13, 3-25 Aug (not 13), 5.30pm, fpp183. www.mrandmrsclark.co.uk

Anybody Waitin’?
Is anybody waiting? Yes, they are. In fact, all three of the characters in this comedy dance piece are apparently waiting for someone or something. Pony Dance are a Belfast based troupe, who recently won Best Dance Show at the Adelaide Fringe and have been called “totally brilliant” by Fringe veteran Cal McCrystal. So frankly, it sounds like this might be a safe ticket, even for people who aren’t serious dance aficionados.
Anybody Waitin’?, Dance Base @ Silk Nightclub, 3-16 Aug, 8.00pm, fpp176. www.ponydance.com