25 must see treats at Out There Festival

The colour of time.

The colour of time. - Credit: Archant

Out There Festival assembles a zany, worldwide cast of international streets artists, circus performers and assorted strange happenings in Great Yarmouth.

Aux P'tits Oignons

Aux P'tits Oignons - Credit: Archant

Weird and wonderful acts from across the globe will be entertaining the crowds in Great Yarmouth as the town hosts a theatrical spectacular.

Now in its seventh year, the Out There International Festival of Street Arts and Circus has expanded into a four-day fiesta of the zany, through events centre on Saturday and Sunday at St George's Park and also in other parts of the town, including the Market Place and seafront. Organisers Seachange Arts have put together a jam-packed programme with 50 acts will put on 150 performances — and best of all most are free. Indoors there are some special ticketed shows at St George's Theatre, Yarmouth Library, Stars Showbar and the Hippodrome, including UK premieres.

• Once Upon A Time In A Western


Driftwood - Credit: Archant

St George's Theatre & Plaza, September 18, 7.30pm, £6, £4 under-16s, £15 family, 01493 331484, www.stgeorgestheatre.com Four fools tell the story of hundreds of characters with live music, ridiculous line dancing and slapstick in a hilarious parody of the western film genre. An action packed comedy where idiocy is an art form from the acclaimed company Le Navet Bete. • Faust

Marine Parade, near Amazonas, September 19, 9pm/ St George's Park, September 20, 7.45pm, free admission SouthPaw Dance Company's re-imagining of Goethe's Faust – a unique fusion of break dancing, fire and big band music. Devilish good fun. • Silver Lining

Hippodrome, September 19, 7.30pm, £10, 01493 844172, www.hippodromecircus.co.uk High-flying showcase of jugglers, aerialists and acrobats singing, flying, spinning and throwing their way through a feel-good explosive show. • Hallali

Sealife Gardens, September 19, 9.45pm/September 20, 8.40pm, free admisison UK premiere from French aerial acrobatics company Compagnie Les Philebulistes. Embedded in a gigantic ship-like structure, six trapeze artists provide a spectacular finale to Friday and Saturday night's outdoor programme. • Gandini Juggling: Smashed

Stars Showbar, Regent Road, September 20, 7pm, £6, £4 under-16s, £15 family, 01493 331484, www.stgeorgestheatre.com Eighty apples, nine performers, four crockery sets. At the forefront of contemporary circus for over 20 years, Gandini Juggling present their award-winning and critically acclaimed show. • Strike!

St George's Theatre, September 20, 2pm/September 21, 1.30pm, £6, £4 under-16s, £15 family, 01493 331484, stgeorgestheatre.com Keziah Serreau's acclaimed blend of circus and theatre to create a deliciously dark dystopian view of the workplace. • Salon Clair De Lune

Stars Showbar, Regent Road, September 20, 10pm, £6, 01493 331484, www.stgeorgestheatre.com Late night cabaret featuring tantalising trio Richard Garaghty, Goronwy Thom and Jon Hicks from Slightly Fat Features. Joining them will be a line-up of international acts including 15ft6 and Collectif Malunés for a freewheeling performance, with Norwich's Juke and the All Drunk Orchestra. • The Color of Time

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Marina Centre, Marine Parade, September 20, 5pm, free admission In a rainbow eruption of paint and dance, French group Artonik, which sees artists and 500 members of the public combine to reinvent the traditional Indian Holi celebrations will be performing in a choreographed carnival parade – complete with rainbow coloured Gulal powder. The audience is invited into a riotous explosion of colour and joy. • Miss Dolly

St George's Park, September 20, 12.25pm, 6.30pm/September 21, 12.15pm, 4.15pm, free admission UK premiere of French acrobatic company Marcel Et Ses Droles De Femmes' aerial show with an eclectic mix of apples, humour, absurdity and aerobatics, telling a tale of love and a lost horse. • H2H

St George's Park, September 20-21, 11am/Trafalgar Road, September 20, 3pm, September 21, 1.45pm, free admission H2H, short for Hand to Hand is Joli Vyann's new, exciting yet thought provoking show; an innovative mix of dance, circus and theatre.

• The Scent of Sawdust

St George's Park, September 20, 3.15pm/September 21, 2.30pm, free admission French-Belgian company Les P'tits Bras' acrobats in this tragi-comedy, full of emotion, passion and humour takes the public behind closed doors to discover a show of cinematographic dimension. • Looking For Paradise

Festival booking points, September 20-21, 12.30pm, 1.45pm, 3pm, free admisison Where have you left the keys to paradise? Did we come from a garden which has now disappeared? This roaming street show created as part of SeaChange Art's Articulate project is the ultimate quest for paradise. • The Insect Circus

St George's Plaza, September 20, 1.15pm, 3.45pm/September 21, 12.45pm, 4pm, free admission A spectacular combination of magical world, physical theatre, and circus skills, alongside the unique Insect Circus Museum. • Aneckxander

St George's Theatre, September 20, 6.30pm/September 21, 4.30pm, free admission Alexander Vantournhout piece is free but tickets must be booked in advance. Acrobatics engage in actions with random objects, a tragic human being comes to life.

• Driftwood

St George's Park, September 20, 12pm, 1.30pm, 3.15pm/September 21, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, free admission Three fisherwomen roam the coast, hauling their fishing hut made of splintered driftwood in the Galloping Cuckoos' funny and nostalgic piece of interactive theatre. They seek your stories, in return, they will sing a personal sea shanty.

• The Museum of Everyday Life

St George's Park, September 20, 12pm-2pm, 3pm-5pm/September 21, 12pm-2.30pm, 3.30pm-5pm, free admission French street arts troupe, Les Cubiténistes create live pieces of art. Blending performance, photography and art, they bring Gallic charm and comedy to create wonderful interactive installations where you become the models.

• Aux P'tits Oignons

St George's Park, September 20, 2pm, 6.30pm/September 21, 12.15pm, 2.45pm, free admission A beautiful woman summons the public as she searches for her one true love. When she finds him, she cooks him a romantic meal of Aux P'tits Oignons... • The S.W.A.T.

St George's Park, September 20-21, 11.50am, 2.30pm, free admission Four committed commandos head off in search of an unlikely training mission. After 650 missions around the world, Avignon's Carnage Productions will bring action and mayhem to the streets of Yarmouth. • Dynamite and Poetry

St George's Park, September 20, 11.50am, 2.30pm/September 21, 11.30am, 4.15pm, free admission Four acrobats deliver an explosive performance, literally making you jump out of your seat as they blow up the stage with poetry. • L'Hotel

St George's Park, September 20, 1.05pm, 4.15pm/September 21, 1pm, 3.30pm, free admission Beds are made, tables laid, chamber maids roused, bell boys leap into action at the World's Smallest Hotel. • La Carte B

St George's Park, September 20, 7.15pm/September 21, 5pm, free admission One of France's most explosive young companies La Grosse B provide a rock 'n' roll creation with cartoon humour, often black, always absurd. • Lords of Strut

St George's Park, September 20, 12pm, September 21, 12.45pm/St George's Plaza, September 20, 2.45pm, September 21, 3pm, free admission Two wannabe celebs, Famous Seamus and Sean-Tastic, will do anything for stardom. Satire, surrealism and silly comedy combine with acrobatics and dance to make incredibly funny entertainment! • Straw Dog

St George's Park, September 20, 1.15pm, 4.15pm/September 21, 1.15pm, 4pm, free admission A ground breaking fusion of contemporary and bungee-assisted dance, exploring the internal battle between the best and worse elements of the human condition. • L'Aimant

Regent Road, September 21. 31.5pm, free admission Antoine Le Menestral's breathtaking show redefines the urban landscape. Roméo searches for his Juliet on the balconies and buildings. • Ekilibua

St George's Park, September 21, 3.30pm, free admission Equilibrium is the subject of this show by Cie Maintomano, receiving its UK premiere. The result is wooden objects, multiple geometrical forms and astonishing feats of balance, complicity and humour.

• Out There Festival runs in Great Yarmouth until September 21. For full details visit: www.outtherefestival.com

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