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Kin (Barely Methodical Troupe in association with Underbelly)

By | Published on Sunday 13 August 2017

Circus is combined with theatre and comedy in this new piece from Barely Methodical Troupe. Set in a kind of ‘Hunger Games’ meets ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ tournament, five contestants battle it out like their lives depend on it, all hoping for approval and recognition from the mysterious judge. Demonstrating incredible feats of physical strength, the contestants perform both solo and as a team in increasingly dynamic, striking displays you would be wise not to try at home. Through lifts, spins, leaps, throws, a bit of dancing and a very tall woman, the acrobats thrill the audience with their astonishing feats. ‘Kin’ is an outstanding show that will leave you marvelling at how the human body can possibly be capable of such breathtaking tricks.

Underbelly’s Circus Hub on The Meadows, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Daisy Malt]