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Various venues

Until Sun May 18

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Vicky S
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Im afraid Im with Caroline L, was fairly pleasant at the start but quickly turned rather dark/disturbing in the second half,  this show is supposed to be family friendly (family tickets can be purchased with no age limit) however me and my party sat in the front row with 3, 5 and 7 year olds and literally feared for their safety as pieces of crockery smashed in all directions, we found ourselves shielding the kiddies faces just in case, not to mention being sprayed with bits of chewed up apple. Some children in the audience we're clearly disturbed by the final part one child cried and wanted to leave.

Due to the dark nature of the performance I feel it should be a adult only show or at least have some form of age restriction for kids and there should be some sort of warning at point of purchase & on entering the show that if you sit at the front (inches from the performers) then you may come in contact with flying debris, basic health & safety.

Kristine A

I wished I read both reviews from Vicky S and Caroline L before I purchased tickets for the whole family. Was a very pleasant family show that suddenly turned dark and disturbing . It wasn't a child friendly show and should have been given a warning. We were sitting at the front and wanted to leave as we got sprayed by chewed apple that was deliberately thrown towards the audience not to mention the flying broken tea cups etc..  The message is not suitable for children (no age limit when tickets purchased)  performers shouting insults at each other, had to explain to my 5 and 7 year old that that behaviour is not accepted and it is a form of bullying . Have they thought about health and safety? as we had broken crockery on our bags left on the floor and chewed up apples. Not an ideal family day out!!

Caroline L

The reviewer thinks there's a lot more going on here than "a lot of old balls". I disagree. I think there's a lot less. I acknowledge the Pina Bausch references, and the first part of the show is accomplished enough. But the second, "darker", part is just a descent into ugly slapstick. This isn't a juggling show any more, it's not entertaining. And if you're trying to make some kind of connection with a critique of fascism or the like, I'm sorry, it's too disjointed for that and I don't think it holds up. I left when they were all crowded around the black performer, about to pour tea on him. I'd had enough, having just spent the past ten minutes watching them deliberately smash things and shout insults at each other. Sorry, too out there for me!

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