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Raoul
On from 13 Oct 2009 till 24 Oct 2009
Barbican
by James Thiérrée
Genre(s): Drama

About: Raoul

Acrobat, clown, poet and magician, James Thiérrée creates a world of endless invention. As one of Europe’s most extraordinarily versatile artists, Thiérrée uses his impish talent to transform everyday objects into magical dream-like spectacles that captivate, charm and inspire.

In this new solo show, Thiérrée is Raoul, a man without beginning or end, who tumbles through a series of utopian fantasies in which acrobatics, mysterious transformations, music and dance collide –a world which is at once recognisable and yet utterly alien.

Thiérrée mischievously teases the audience whilst demonstrating his formidable skills through delightful visual comedy.

13 – 24 Oct
Barbican Theatre
7.45pm (5pm 18 Oct)
75 mins / no interval
Tickets £10 – £35

Age guidance 8+

A Company du Hanneton production, co-commissioned by barbicanbite09 in association with Crying Out Loud, Le Theatre de Namur, Sas Junebug, La Coursive Scene Nationale de La Rochelle, La Comedie de Clermont Ferrand, Theatre de la Ville Paris, Abbey Theatre Ireland, La Maison de la Danse Lyon and TNT Toulouse.
With support from Culturesfrance

Photo © Richard Haughton

Book online http://www.barbican.org.uk/theatre/event-detail.asp?ID=9474

Reviews

‘Dream-weaver James Thiérrée is a master of theatrical spectacle, whose adventures in physical hallucinogenics defiantly reject categorisation.’ Metro

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