2013
Past Events

Past Event

Race Horse Company (Finland)

Petit Mal: Concrete Circus

'This is circus completely outside the box' The Times ****

Experience circus as you’ve never seen it before. Action-packed with seemingly impossible stunts, this explosive show fuses acrobatics with extreme trampolining, breakdancing and Chinese pole in a high-octane performance from the bad boys of Finnish circus, Race Horse Company.

On a stage littered with garage debris, three bold young performers take you through a riotous display of extreme physicality, on-stage anarchy and dark humour - performed to a soundtrack that includes DJ Shadow, Joy Division, Bob Dylan and original music by Tuomas Norvio. An exhilarating spectacle from start to finish, Petit Mal: Concrete Circus takes you to the edge of what circus theatre can be – a thrilling treat for ages 7 – adult.

Since 2009, Petit Mal: Concrete Circus has been performed in 16 countries worldwide garnering rave reviews and standing ovations wherever it goes. Most recently, it was the winner of Best Performance at the 2013 International Theatre and Street Arts Festival in Valladolid, Spain. 

'A visual feast that left you open-mouthed in amazement' Daily Echo

'Electric wild and uncontrollable... I loved Rauli Kosonen's extraordinary trampolining... as if he'd like to bounce right out of his own life' The Guardian ****

Performers  Rauli Kosonen, Kalle Lehto, Petri Tuominen
Director  Maksim Komaro
Lighting design  Juho Rahijärvi
Visualisation  Juho Rahijärvi & Maksim Komaro
Sound design  Tuomas Norvio & Maksim Komaro
Costume design  Suvi Hänninen

Live stream

We will be live streaming this event on Tue 17 Dec at 7.30pm. Watch it here


Year
2013
When
Tue 17–Sat 21 Dec 2013, 7.30pm
Sun 22 Dec 2013, 3pm
Where
Concert Hall
Tickets
£10, £12.50, £15, £20
Under 26s half price
Other info
Age 7 - adult

Duration 65 mins

Please note this show contains strobe effects

A reduced transaction fee applies to all online bookings

Special £5 matinee follow-on tickets for the NCP Theatre car park are available after the performance on Sunday 22nd Dec valid from 1 hour before and up to 2 hours after the performance

Produced by Race Horse Company and Circo Aereo. Co-produced by Cirko – Center for New Circus, Comédie de Caen, Festival Les Boréales, Jeunes Talents Cirque Europe, Les Migrateurs, Scènes de Cirque