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Review: A Circus Carol, Lost in Translation Circus, Norwich Playhouse

This new production is a fab alternative to a traditional panto, especially if you have older children. It mixes up a bit of everything - Dickens, acrobatics, circus skills, comedy, music, dancing and more, to produce something very slightly mad!

It does follow Dickens’ seasonal tale but throws in juggling, gymnastics and aerial work forplenty of pre Christmas thrills.

Indeed, the Playhouse is the perfect setting for a circus-styleshow - you are so close to the action that you see the sweat developing on foreheads and thearms shaking under the strain of all that lifting.

A Circus Carol (24234134)
A Circus Carol (24234134)

The seven-strong cast do it all with ease, whether it’s tumbling across the stage or spinninghoops at top speed. Mention must go to Roisin Morris whose strength and dexterity meant youjust couldn’t take your eyes off her.

Lost in Translation is a multinational circus group who are actually based in Norwich and runlots of courses for both children and adults. After seeing them in action, perhaps it is something for 2020?!

The show continues until December 21. It is suitable for children aged 10 and over.

Sarah Hardy

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