The 7 Fingers: Duel Reality

Dance, Physical Theatre and Circus (circus, acrobatics)

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This is circus on a whole new theatrical level. The world premiere of Duel Reality bursts into Circus Hub from The 7 Fingers, the company who created the hit show Passagers – 'wondrous acrobatics from Cirque du Soleil spinoff' **** (Guardian). Star-crossed lovers. Two opposing teams. The stage is an arena. Competition can be playful at times, but also dangerously serious. Which side will you choose? Originally produced by and created with Virgin Voyages. Artistic Direction and staging: Shana Carroll.

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Paul Devine 26 days ago

Some of the skills and abilities on here were very impressive indeed. Personally I could have done without the shoehorned romeo and juliet plot with the monologues. It could have been two warring gangs and kept wordless, as the performers were gymnasts and athletes rather than actors. Still well worth a watch though.

Andrea Bird 30 days ago

We saw this tonight on the recommendation of friends, and were by turns amazed, enthralled and gasping with terror at the death defying leaps and falls. Definitely a five star performance!

Rosemary Hoskinson 30 days ago

Amazing show. I too had trouble picking between the circus show and I am super glad I chose this one. You won’t be disappointed

Liddy 31 days ago

Absolutely insane show! So well thought through and executed - I'll definitely come back to see them in years to come.

Fiona Yeomans 32 days ago

Totally agree with all the superlatives in previous reviews (and ignore the person who said only half the show was circus skills - nonsense!) Totally absorbing throughout and very varied. Deserves to be full house at every show.

Hilary MacCormick 33 days ago

The 7 Fingers are a must-see! Their shows are flawlessly executed and Duel Reality very cleverly got the audience involved with their storyline (I don't want to give it away). The level of professionalism and skill truly has to be seen to be believed! These circus artists make immensely challenging tricks look effortless and breezy. The audience was gasping, laughing, yelling, cheering throughout the entire show - in the best way! I would watch this again and again if I could. 10/10!!

Mary 34 days ago

It was difficult to choose from the many circus-themed performances at the Fringe, but The 7 Fingers was an incredible choice. The whole performance was jaw-dropping and made me gasp several times throughout. The individually impressive stunts were woven into a beautifully performed Shakespearean narrative which allowed for a very enjoyable and cohesive experience. Highly recommend going to see this.

Tim B 34 days ago

Wow. Great acrobatic performance presented creatively and beautifully. Thrilling.
Really so glad we saw this. A highlight.

Lyn 37 days ago

From start to finish the intensity of the action and quality of the performance were excellent. Don’t miss this show.

Rita Cunha 39 days ago

A wonderful show, full of rhythm. the artists are very talented! A must see!!

Paulo Cunha 39 days ago

Very entertaining and energetic performance with a really good pace. You barely notice the time flying by in the best possible way

Dash 41 days ago

Absolutely incredible -- must see!

Ross Fraser 42 days ago

Incredible show by some singing Québecois circus performers. The acrobatics and Capulet-Montague storyline are amazing, but let's not overlook the spectacular music by Colin Gagné.

Isabella 42 days ago

Great show!! Loved the acrobatics and the storyline. Captivating, I almost cried :) Loved it, do not miss this show!

Mark McGill 43 days ago

This was a lot of fun. Genius ideas. Very enjoyable

William (Billy) Weems 43 days ago

One of the best Cirque de Solei type shows I've ever seen. Don't miss this one! Incredibly talented cast!

Jonathan Shalet 44 days ago

Really amazing show. Great acrobatics and dancing. Really enjoyed the whole show good for all ages

The Coupes 44 days ago

5/5 stars. Excellent acrobatic circus, based on Romeo and Juliet and committed to the storyline including quoting Shakespeare. Their skills were impressive and courageous, a wonderfully entertaining show for all the family, just wow!

Martin M 45 days ago

Fantastic acrobats and very original and entertaining show.
A Must See show!

Claire Donnelly 45 days ago

The acrobatics were very impressive, however only about half the show felt like actual circus. The rest was dedicated to a pretty terrible storyline, would recommend another circus show if you're not fussed about making it into a story.

Marcus Ferreira-Lay 46 days ago

This was a stunning show. Simply one to watch. The skill that these performers have is so insanely good. 1 hour of amazing acrobatics, what else could you possibly ask for? The storyline could be a bit better though….

Colleen 46 days ago

Wow, what a show,. Well worth watching. TIP: if you can go for the middle entrance do so you will get a much better view of the see saw bit

Rachel 46 days ago

Amazing talented people. Really exciting from start to finish and nice story line. High recommended!

Joe Downing 46 days ago

Oh. My. Word. This was one of the best shows I have ever seen. Everything from the multi level talented acrobats to the adapted story and even the beginning that I really believed at first - it all made the show so engaging and I was wowing for the whole thing.

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North West End UK (4/5 stars) 26 days ago

Brilliantly performed and pretty damn amazing.

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Scéne 28 days ago

Dual Reality is above all a spectacular show because of the beautiful tricks and the stylish dance.

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Playbill 29 days ago

This is definitely a highly-skilled group of performers and everyone has a moment to shine.

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Theatre Weekly (5/5 stars) 30 days ago

An extraordinary talented group of individuals

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EdinburghFestivalsForKids (5/5 stars) 32 days ago

A very slick, heart stopping, awe inspiring performance.

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Edinburgh Festivals Magazine (5/5 stars) 37 days ago

Duel Reality is a spectacle that will truly astonish all who experience it. And should make parents a little more wary when their children ask to play on the seesaw!

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One4Review (5/5 stars) 42 days ago

Duel Reality is a striking portrayal of hope.

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