NoFit State Circus: Bianco


Kids' theatre


Until Sat Apr 27 2013

Bianco; Nofit State Circus; Written and directed by Firenza Guidi.

Francis Loney

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Really expected this to be great but sadly I was disappointed. Very talented individuals but there was no story running through and an awful long time spent rearranging sets for 2 or 3 minutes of performers climbing all over them and then more time spent moving the sets around. You couldn't hear or understand the performers when they did speak or communicate directly with the crowd. Had the potential to create a similar atmosphere to the wonderful Footsbarn Theatre company (whose performances are also much better value - £25 is far too expensive here!) - but sadly we left tired and a bit frustrated.


Sadly, having just returned from seeing this show I have to agree with the reviews below. Although there were a few flashes of life, it was, for the most part a damp squib. It felt as though the audience hadn't been considered at all, we were herded about for no real reason, there was no narrative, no theatricality and even the acrobatics were tame, it felt self-indulgent and exclusive. The lighting and costuming was terrible and whilst I am sure the band are good musicians but the music bore no relation to the movement and I got really tired of the emo rock ballads. I can't quite believe that they charged £29 a ticket, it's an audacity and not worth the money. They need to mature (a lot) and get some choreography, and direction.