Dance, Physical Theatre and Circus (circus, dance)

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  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    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 show-stopping 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' **** (Time Out). 'A wonder to behold' **** (Metro). 'Jaw-droppingly magnificent show...' (Stage).

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Separate Entrance-Front of House will guide audience to the separate entrance. There are 4 steps into the performance space if not taking the accessible route.
  • Wheelchair access type: Permanent Ramp

  • Stairs: 2 - 5
    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

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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

Julia Bolden 146 days ago

I've lost count of how many times I've seen this show. I love it so much. It's so warm, affectionate and touching. As the title suggests, it explores the softer side of masculinity and makes a refreshing change from portrayals of male aggression. It starts off gently and subtly, gradually morphing into a cheeky, playful, self-effacing display of circus skills. Sadly, they picked the wrong venue for it this year. Although the Palais du Variete is beautiful, having to perform on the floor in front of the stage, with the seating mainly on the same level, is not satisfactory. I, along with others, resorted to standing at the back, where the view was still limited. I was disappointed both for myself, as a dedicated fan, and for those seeing it for the first time that we didn't get the full glorious effect.

Ebenezer Wherry 148 days ago

A year 9 drama performance mixed with a uni cheer team gymnastics, in a poor venue where most people couldn't see half the action

Mays Short Movie Reviews 149 days ago

I watched today and luckily I had good seats and really got the whole view. The performance was amazing, high energy, original and totally worth the time! Definitely highlight of the fringe. Check it out.

Ann Farquharson 152 days ago

Unfortunately most of the seating set up and lack of an elevated stage meant we could not see a lot of the show. Several people walked out and some moved to stand at the back -, which we did. But this action did not help considerably. Act in itself was OK but needs to find a venue whare audience can see all of the show.

Lin W 153 days ago

Fabulous mix of skill, humour and emotional engagement. Having seen Bromance previously on a larger stage with better sightlines, I think they adapted well to the space constraints of this venue. However, a watchpoint is that unless you are front row you are not guaranteed to get the full effect of some of their pieces, though there is nonetheless plenty to enjoy and they have adapted well to working in the round.

Alan Marsh 154 days ago

Following on from Max Whitlock, Tom Daley, Charlotte Worthington et al at the Olympics, this piece takes synchronised gymnastics and acrobatics to another level of artistry and audience engagement because it gives the movement meaning. Matthew Bourne on speed. Multiple facets of the dynamics of relationship, from tentative first encounter to full-blown love and desire to suspicion and jealousy and anger and rejection to reconciliation and renewed friendship are all explored by three men whose grace, power, vulnerability and mutual empathy are conveyed through their entire bodies. Children of 4 loved the whole thing; grown-ups of 84 were enthralled throughout. You leave in awe of what the human frame can do and show, but inevitably feel slightly ashamed at how you too might have had a body like these if only you'd looked after it better. But you'd never in a million years have been able to do with it what these guys do. That rubber ring! Exceptional work. See it.

Alison Lakey 156 days ago

This superb trio of acrobats bring strength both physically and emotionally to their show. It is entertaining,funny, touching and graceful. Definitely one for the whole family - the children we were with from 4-10years all loved it too.
Also, we met the guys at the end and they are really friendly, kind and personable. Definitely go and see their show!

Charles Ponder 157 days ago

A fabulous performance by 3 talented dancers/acrobats. This had a touching storyline behind some great physical performance. I would definitely recommend this show for someone that enjoys physical performance

Julia Keddie 160 days ago

I'm not usually one for physical theatre but this is superb. Breathtaking acrobatics merged with a story about friendship. Funny, poignant, astonishing.


5 ways we would describe the show: Surprising, captivating, quirky story, cheeky humour, impressive acrobatics

Daisy 161 days ago

What a fantastic show - really well produced with laughs, amazing stunts and great performers. I was gripped - would thoroughly recommend!

Gavin 162 days ago

The cast were talented acrobats, but unfortunately they only did acrobatics for a few minutes.
The rest of the show was dire - 45 minutes of weak jokes and armpit-sniffing.

M 162 days ago

Fantastic show combining humour, an enchanting storyline and incredible acrobatics. A must see!

David Robinson 163 days ago

As I saw it, this is an almost mime portrayal of male bonding, jealousy, inclusion, support, team-work, loss, finding, caring and triumph in the form of mind-blowing choreography, breath-taking stunt acrobatics and subtle humour. Highly recommended :-)

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SceneAlba (5/5 stars) 162 days ago

With a powerful pounding soundtrack and total confidence in each other’s skills, they wow the audience with some incredible moves that also makes you examine your own feeling toward male friendships.

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