Circus, live music, inventive contraptions and paper take over Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room this Christmas in Folds; a show by Spanish theatre company Enfila’t. The heart-warming and witty family show comes to London as part of Southbank Centre’s Winter Festival.
Paper is the inspiration behind the performance and lies at the heart of the production, from acrobatics in a cardboard box to tight-rope walking on a line made of twisted brown paper. The performers dance, spin, fold and unfold themselves, whilst also executing daring tricks on a precarious rocking-frame apparatus.
The award-winning international company has brought together some of Europe’s finest circus acrobats to perform an impressive combination of circus-skills and live music. Between them they play a range of instruments, including keyboard, double bass, accordion and trombone, as well as making music with more unconventional sources including scissors, sellotape and, of course, paper.
‘It’s an ingenious and mesmerising show with a big heart and big laughs, as well weird and wonderful contraptions.
Quirky, clever, funny and fresh… a dream of a show… pure pleasure.’ – The Stage
Tuesday 17 – Tuesday 31 December 2013, times vary please check website for details
Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room
Tickets £18 (Concessions 50% off)
Box Office: 0844 847 9910
Original idea by Manolo Alcántara and Xavier Erra
The show comes to London as part of Southbank Centre’s Winter Festival (Friday 15 November – Friday 10 January), which will see the riverside site transformed with festive shows, art installations and bustling markets selling gifts, food and drink.
Southbank Centre is the UK’s largest arts centre, occupying a 21-acre site that sits in the midst of London’s most vibrant cultural quarter on the South Bank of the Thames. The site has an extraordinary creative and architectural history stretching back to the 1951 Festival of Britain. Southbank Centre is home to the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and the Hayward Gallery as well as The Saison Poetry Library and the Arts Council Collection. www.southbankcentre.co.uk