Category Archives: Peacock Theatre

Saloon – Cirque Éloize: Peacock Theatre, London, 5 October 2017

Bar tender is not the night There are a couple of major issues with Cirque Éloize’s newest work, Saloon. The first may not be their fault – the music in The Peacock Theatre was cranked up way too loud for … Continue reading

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The Challengers – Yamato: Peacock Theatre, London, 17 March 2017

Drum-ti-drum-drum-drum How do you make a show that’s basically people whacking drums for a couple of hours interesting? Yamato managed it. Not just that, they made it hugely entertaining. Artistic Director Masa Ogawa says he’s trying to preserve the traditions … Continue reading

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German Cornejo’s Tango Fire – Peacock Theatre, London, 2 February 2017

Smouldering really It can be easy sometimes to sneer at shows like this that are seen to be peddling tired old cultural clichés. And while it’s true that Tango Fire does nothing to dispel the notion of the macho Latin … Continue reading

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Quint-Essential – New English Ballet Theatre: Peacock Theatre, London, 9 November 2016

Hail the youth New English Ballet Theatre (NEBT) specialise in giving opportunities for young dancers straight out of some of the world’s top ballet schools a chance to develop and perform their craft on the professional stage. As a Company … Continue reading

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The Legend of White Snake – China National Peking Opera Company: Peacock Theatre, London, 14 October 2016

Here I go again Xu Xian doesn’t know what he’s letting himself in for when he falls for a beautiful woman he meets by a lake. It turns out she’s actually a 1000 year-old snake-spirit with a penchant for devouring … Continue reading

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iD – Cirque Éloize: Peacock Theatre, London, 21 September 2016

Oops upside your head As with just about any modern circus show, iD features certain key disciplines. Aerial Hoop? Check. Chinese Pole? Check. Hand Balancing? Check. There are however several things that make Montreal-based Cirque Éloize stand out from the … Continue reading

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Merchants of Bollywood: Peacock Theatre, London, 25 May 2016

You don’t have to take your clothes off to have a good time Sometimes you just have to hold your hands up and say ‘That was so much fun!’. More than hold your hands up, in fact; punch them in … Continue reading

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