Magic of circus at Norwich Theatre Royal

Dress rehearsal of Sequence 8 at the Theatre Royal, part of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2013. P

Dress rehearsal of Sequence 8 at the Theatre Royal, part of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2013. Photo: Steve Adams

The magic of circus is at Norwich Theatre Royal this weekend as a French-Canadian troupe of performers takes to the stage.

Dress rehearsal of Sequence 8 at the Theatre Royal, part of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2013. P

Dress rehearsal of Sequence 8 at the Theatre Royal, part of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2013. Photo: Steve Adams

Described as 'playful and profound' and 'an exhilarating race through the furthest reaches of acrobatics, circus arts, dance and theatre,' Séquence 8 is the eighth and newest show by Les 7 doigts de la main (also known as Seven Fingers) and the contemporary circus troupe is returning to this year's Norfolk and Norwich Festival after a sell-out run in the festival's Spiegeltent in 2010.

Dress rehearsal of Sequence 8 at the Theatre Royal, part of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2013. P

Dress rehearsal of Sequence 8 at the Theatre Royal, part of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2013. Photo: Steve Adams

Les 7 doigts de la main was founded in Montreal in 2002. The company's name translates as 'the seven fingers of the hand', a twist on the French expression 'the five fingers of the hand' which is used to describe separate parts united in a common goal. The seven in Les 7 doigts de la main refers to the company's founding directors.

The performances of Séquence 8 at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival are the first time the show has been performed in the UK.

Séquence 8 by Les 7 doigts de la main is at Norwich Theatre Royal tonight at 8pm. Tickets £6.50-£26.50. The show lasts 90 minutes with no interval. It is suitable for ages eight and above.


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