The maddest tea party since Alice visited Wonderland.
Three bizarre and enigmatic characters – acrobat, trapezist, and neurotic magician – flirt with mystery and disaster. They appear as if from another dimension, or from a movie by David Lynch or Tim Burton, and both their humour and their magic are black.
Where truth hides behind a veil of bluff and deception, who can say what's real or not? Taking place in velvety darkness shot through with brilliant red, Oktobre sets out to bewitch.
A winner at the prestigious Jeunes Talents Cirque/Circus Next awards in 2013, Oktobre features three of France's top young circus-theatre talents including YouTube sensation Yann Frisch, 'World Champion of Magic' at the recent Beijing International Magic Convention. The director is Florent Bergal, whose Popcorn Machine for My! Laika was a popular hit at LIMF'13.
Performed by Pauline Dau, Eva Ordonez-Benedetto, Jonathan Frau and Yann Frisch.
'Impossible not to be seduced by this black fantasy. A circus piece of highest quality' (Sud Ouest)
For ages 8+
Presented in association with Southbank Centre.
A co-production with CIRCa, Pôle National des arts du cirque, Auch, Gers, Midi-Pyrénées; Circ queO!; La Cité du Cirque, Le Mans; Parc de La Villette; Transversales, scène conventionnée de Verdun; Théâtres Sorano, Jules Julien, Toulouse.
This visit to London is supported by Institut français.
Friday 23 & Saturday 24 January, 7.45pm
Sunday 25 January, 3pm
Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall
Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Saturday 24 January, 9.10pm
Post-show talk. Free.