Pinocchio had both story and spectacle - and audiences absolutely loved it. The playfulness of Pinocchio, the warmth of Gepetto and the comedy of the other characters combined with the use of theatre and circus and some truly beautiful effects held the attention of both children and adults for the whole show.
– Annabel Turpin, Chief Exec, ARC Stockton
Book tickets for a performance: December 2018 at The Albany, touring nationally 2019/20
In this new look at the well-known story, we are taken on adventures we could only dream of by our storyteller, Geppetto. Meet all manner of characters: a very shady fox and cat, a performing donkey, a terrible whale who swallows people whole, a talking cricket, and an anglerfish blues band.
This Pinocchio is full of the type of fun, mischief and magic that normally only happens when grown-ups turn their backs for a second. Featuring circus, puppets, and magical storytelling, all performed on a beautifully hand crafted set, this will be one show you will won’t be able to stop thinking about for weeks!
“The performance was amazing. You had a 3 year old, 4 year old and 34 year old spellbound from start to finish. The combination of acting, acrobatics, puppetry...the shadow puppets particularly appealed to my 4 year old and my 3 year old had to be carried out crying cos he didn't want to leave." - Abi, audience member, 2017.
Cast: Umar Butt, Floria Da Silva, Rosie Rowlands and Ed Stephen. Director: Kaveh Rahnama. Writer Mary Swan, Puppetry and Set Designer Alison Alexander, Lighting Design Sherry Cohnen, Composer and Sound Design: Liam Quinn, Costume Design Sue Mayes.
The flying bazazi brothers
This heady mix of celebrity, circus, and family history steeped in tradition is a real one off. The Bazazi Brothers style is part Cirque du Soleil, part Tom Jones - with a little Swayze thrown in for good measure. This riotous double act, dance, juggle, and fall over each other for your viewing pleasure and features internationally renowned superstars Edward and Kaveh Bazazi. Prepare to be amazed, prepare to be dazzled, and prepare to be prepared.
If you want to forget about your troubles and focus on someone else’s, come and see The Flying Bazazi brothers. Ridiculous dancing, dad humour, and a surprising amount of skill and dexterity makes this a show you won’t want to miss.
Great fun, lively, skilled and entertaining. I thought the show was very polished and great fun. The jokes and tricks worked for both adults and children and they were a real boost to the atmosphere of the fete , even the intermittent drizzle didn't dampen their energy and enthusiasm. This show was perfect for our event. - Organiser; Igtham Fete, 2017
Excellent performance, superb act, Engaged with the audience really well and their show was perfectly geared towards our audience which was predominantly young families. Fantastic feedback. thank you! - Organiser; Crowborough, 2017
My mum really fancies Edward Bazazi” – Anonymous; Sutton
Performers: Ed Stephen and Kaveh Rahnama.
home sweet home
You don’t belong here. You have somehow blagged your way in to a party you don’t have an invite to. They all know, they’re just not saying it. You are the Elephant in the room.
The BNP in the 80’s, broken eggs, water fights, class struggles, biting, Brexit and juggling in the rain all sit very un-neatly in this one man exploration of what it is to be judged and to be judgemental.
A show with lots of talking which is probably not for the whole family.
This is a show in development and we are looking for residencies, development partners and tour dates in 2019. We have been supported by Stratford Circus, ARC Stockton, Proteus, and The National Centre for Circus Arts.
What audiences think so far.....
“Amazing. Lovely, rich and visceral”
“Intense as well as shocking. Very well executed”
“It was like when you spend that first night chatting to a new friend”.
“I like hearing about addiction, otherness and class anger – it resonates with my story and I never see my story in theatre”.