Dance, Physical Theatre and Circus (circus, dance)

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  • Assembly Rooms - Music Hall
  • 15:00
  • Aug 25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 5+
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Barely Methodical Troupe
  • Warnings and additional info: Age Category: 5 and above (5+)
  • Accessibility:
    Hearing not needed
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months


International award-winning smash hit Bromance is back! Five-star circus about camaraderie and affection. Audacious, touching, exhilarating tour-de-force of physical heroics where handshakes become handstands and backslaps become backflips. Among the UK's hottest circus companies, Barely Methodical Troupe are at the forefront of a new kind of physical performance, creating highly entertaining shows that mix the showstopping acrobatics of circus with the emotional punch of theatre. Winners of 2013 Circus Maximus Award, 2014 Total Theatre and Jackson’s Lane Award for Circus. 'Astonishing' **** (TimeOut). 'A wonder to behold' **** (Metro). 'Jaw-droppingly magnificent show' ***** (Stage).

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General venue access

  • Hearing not needed
  • Accessible entry: There is lift access into the performance space. If not taking the lift there are 23 steps into the venue.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

How and when to make an access booking

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  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Ayla Kesim 86 days ago

Absolutely breathtaking show that communicates multiple layers of emotion through dance and acrobatics. Also hilarious.

Bob 88 days ago

Good show featuring talented performers but it doesn’t look like the gorgeous production photos/poster. The addition of sweaty, stained, Ill-fitting t-shirts made the show look like a rehearsal or work in progress rather than a fully realised theatrical work.

Gareth 89 days ago

I was mesmerized and amazed, so glad I went. I could have done without the audience clapping every five seconds, it distracted from the awe and visual impressiveness. What let this down was the slapstick and cringey humour that felt undeveloped and unnecessary - were they talking or making smirf sounds, they couldn't seem to make up their minds?...for me the ad hoc words mixed in with strange mime sounds and childish humour detracted from the overall concept.

Donnie Zuo 91 days ago

Possibly due to good reviews and publicity, audience almost filled up the music hall and were pretty excited already. While the show didn't exactly sweep me off my feet, it didn't disappoint either. The three artists had amazing acrobatic talents and they got a great sense of timing when it came to comic moments, teasing the audience one moment and indulging us the next. The most precious thing about this acrobatic show was that the theme of "bromance" ran throughout the narrative and their movements. The awkwardness, the jealousy, the competition and the brotherhood they showed were simply endearing. That said, it probably would've worked even better in a smaller, more intimate space where one could see their expressions and hear their labored breathing more clearly.

Davey 91 days ago

I was very disappointed by this production. While the boys are clearly impressive acrobats, the show felt very poorly put together. I appreciate the need to rest between admittedly impressive displays but the filler was tedious and a complete waste of time. Perhaps they should combine forces with another company to then produce a consistently awesome production more like the amazing Circa.

Samantha Cedermark 92 days ago

Great piece of acrobatic theatre. Hoop work was fab. These boys are so loveable. Well worth an hour of your time.

Maurice McKeown 92 days ago

A very enjoyable show. Great acrobatics mixed with humour.
5 star show worth a visit.

Christina O'Beirne 93 days ago

Impressive acrobatics but the ‘filler’ in between the displays of technical skill lacked much of a story and humour. Shame to lose the audience’s engagement. Biggest disappointment of the fringe.

Kerry Hickman 95 days ago

Seen this troupe several times and they just get better. A stunning performance with breathtaking acrobatics. Highly recommend.

Erica Stott 95 days ago

A must see show. Three very talented young men who received a well earned standing ovation. One of the highlights of our Fringe this year without a doubt.

Sue Tomlinson 96 days ago

What a fabulous show. These three young men are so talented. Moving funny thought provoking mixed with great dancing and wonderful acrobatics . Just mesmerising. Thank you so much

Ifty Finn 96 days ago

Brilliant show, touching, awe inspiring and fascinating. Go see.

Cinzia Cagliesi 97 days ago

Fantastic show !!

Maree Perkins 99 days ago

A truly awesome depiction of the true meaning of 'bromance', everything was executed to perfection while keeping the audience in suspense. Brimming with humour, emotion and technical skill, this show is a must-see for the fringe!

Linda Franklin 99 days ago

Excellent show from start to finish. One defiantly worth seeing mixing humour, acrobatics, excellent acting into a mesmerising show

Claire 100 days ago

Fantastic show for whole family. Amazing acrobatics and humour. So enjoyable and really worth seeing this show. Best thing I have ever seen at the festival

Paul 101 days ago

Probably our favourite show of the Fringe. Great acrobatic performance, would recommend to everyone

Martin Johnston 101 days ago

Fantastic show from these three guys. Humour, agility and lots of skill. Definitely one to see.

KateS 101 days ago

I saw Bromance when the show first came out, and absolutely loved it then. But let me tel you, those guys get better every time (hard to believe, I know!). If you liked Bromance go and see Shift, and I can’t wait for the new show!

Mark Reynolds 103 days ago

The best piece of physical theatre I've ever seen. Three brilliantly talented performers offer a witty, physically impressive and charming narrative about male friendship. This performance contains abs and nice bottoms.

Josh Turner 107 days ago

A fantastic show that does a great job of mixing eye-watering acrobatics and great humour. Definitely one to watch.

Sheila Pankhurst 107 days ago

Utterly brilliant! Even better than ever. Witty, funny, jaw-dropping five star circus.

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Theatre Reviews Design (4/5 stars) 90 days ago

Highly charged performance from 3 young men who epitomise the modern combination of physical theatre, performance, dance and acrobatics.

Tackling the theme of what it means to be a man amongst men there’s exclusion, loneliness, isolation, hidden language, rituals, support, collaboration, dependence and support, to mention a few, all projected by masters of their craft.

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Broadway World (5/5 stars) 92 days ago

The art of circus skills involves trust, talent and intimate physical contact. In a social landscape where the gender stereotypes of what it means to be a man, and what are acceptable public interactions keep changing, how does this effect male acrobats? Barely Methodical Troupe explored this when the tumbled...

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Theatre Weekly (5/5 stars) 101 days ago

Filled with moments of tenderness, but also brut force, Bromance is meticulously constructed, creating a visual feast of dance and acrobatics which amazes and astounds its audience.

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British Theatre Guide (5/5 stars) 101 days ago

Look for tickets... Take three buff guys, mix circus skills, brilliant choreography, hand to hand acrobatics and the Cyr wheel and you have an exciting, breathtaking, physically skilled show. Add an exploration of male friendship and its limits in this strange gender-fluid world and you have an incredible piece of...

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Fest (4/5 stars) 101 days ago

Barely Methodical Troupe's Bromance first opened at the Fringe in 2014, winning them the Total Theatre Award for circus, but this exploration of friendships between men and how they are expressed is still relevant five years on. It starts with an explanation of the handshake the three performers and co-creators,...

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The Wee Review (5/5 stars) 102 days ago

After a few years of different and often more experimental shows, Barely Methodical Troupe return with a revamped version of their award-winning Bromance, last seen at the Fringe in 2014. While the content is mostly different, the charm remains the same, and the show is more brilliant than ever before....

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