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Casting Off (Sharon Burgess Productions and A Good Catch)

By | Published on Sunday 12 August 2018

A fusion of spoken word and circus, ‘Casting Off’ is a quirky take on age, wisdom and the circus that is life. An intergenerational performance, Slip (alongside Pearl and Knit, of course) is perhaps older than your average circus performer, and I will now conjure her astonishing performance in my mind every time my mother suggests she’s too old for something. As agile as each other, the three ladies bound around the stage, lifting each other up both physically and metaphorically. The story reminds us that whatever we do, we can still learn. Ending with an aerial performance that had a woman behind me repeatedly exclaiming “oh my goodness!” it’s a jolly show with a great twist on conventional circus.

Assembly George Square Gardens, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Daisy Malt]