Bodies in motion

Five of the best physical theatre shows

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This article is from 2009.

Bodies in motion - Five of the best physical theatre shows

Cocorico

Funny French mime in the company of celebrated physical comedian Patrice Thibaud and acrobatic pianist Phillipe Leygnac.
New Town Theatre, 0844 477 1000, 7–30 Aug (not 17), 9.30pm, £11–£12 (£9–£10). Previews until 6 Aug, £7.50.

First Class

The acclaimed international company Half-Wit Theatre brings its wonderfully creative brand of physical theatre to bear on simple everyday stories.
Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, 8–31 Aug (not 17, 24), 2.30pm, £8–£9 (£6.50–£7.50). Previews until 7 Aug, £5.

Noir

A gripping hard-boiled thriller told through physical theatre and aerial circus.
Gilded Balloon Teviot, 622 6552, 7–16 Aug, 4pm, £7.50–£8.50 (£6.50–£7.50).

Spaceman

Fifties sci-fi meets Manga in this futuristic piece focusing on a lone survivor in an unidentified space.
St Stephen’s, 0141 565 1000, 12–31 Aug (not 17 & 18, 24 & 25), 5.30pm, £7 (£5). Previews 9 & 10 Aug, £5.

Sweet

Physical theatre, puppetry and comedy come together to create a visual feast in this hard-edged anti-romcom.
C Chambers Street, 5–31 Aug, 3.15pm, £9.50–£11.50 (£8.50–£10.50).

This article is from 2009.

Noir

Film noir meets circus in a sky-high detective thriller: mysterious blondes, enigmatic clients, murder, mayhem and madness all collide in mid-air in the quest for truth. Gripping narrative woven into a spectacular visual feast. Top 20 Acts Glastonbury ’08. Sold Out London tour. Fun for all ages! ’unfeigned…

First Class

Lecoq-trained Half-Wit Theatre brings you an absurd yet oh-so-believable human tale. A man rediscovers his passion for life in the unlikeliest of places... 'A playful, curious delight from an intelligent, talented company' (FringeReview.co.uk).

Sweet

Total Theatre Award winners Chotto Ookii return with their cynical anti-romcom. Overshadowed by sinister bureaucracy and stolen dreams, 'Sweet' blends physical theatre, puppetry and comedy into a visual maelstrom that is as funny as it is heart-wrenching.

Spaceman

  • 1 star

Stark, compelling physical theatre. A lone survivor undergoes evolutionary mutations to find out why he is alive. 'Riveting, meticulously detailed morphing, from prowling animal, robotic-machine to alien shape-shifting force... thrillingly well done' (Herald). www.scottishtheatre.org/madeinscotland

Cocorico

  • 4 stars

Funny Frenchman? Yeah, right!Funny French mime? Don't make me laugh. Physical comedian Patrice Thibaud will.Until it hurts. An utterly original wordless duet with acrobatic pianist Phillipe Leygnac. Colourful characters and improbable situations explode the boundaries of realism.

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