Review: Driftwood at the Adnams Spiegeltent
- Credit: Katie Bennett
Driftwood is an exhilarating acrobatic-fuelled performance peppered with heart-in-mouth moments as the performers mould themselves together into positions not thought to be humanly possible, and all with incredible fluidity.
The cast approach their routines with endearing playfulness, engaging with each other like life-long friends as they chuck each other around like elegant rag-dolls. A talk with the cast afterwards confirms that most of them have trained together since they were teenagers, spending their days experimenting with movements – no show is ever exactly the same.
The performance would benefit from some literature to explain to ideas behind the routines, although impressive – the imagery was somewhat unclear in places and I found the most enchanting part of the performance was a stripped back routine with fewer acrobatics, instead concentrating on the stunning arm and leg elongations that had an almost balletic quality. Still: a thrilling an enjoyable show.
You may also want to watch:
Driftwood is at the Adnams Spiegeltent until Sunday, May 28.
For more information, including time, ticket prices and how to book, visit www.nnfestival.org.uk or call 01603 766400.
For more Norfolk and Norwich Festival stories click here
For a full list of Norfolk and Norwich Festival events click here
- 1 Tributes as Leanne, 29, dies after receiving cancer 'all-clear'
- 2 Norfolk hit by flooding as storms reach the county
- 3 Pupil taken to hospital after incident at Thorpe St Andrew school
- 4 Land wanted by village sold to mystery buyer for £50,000 more
- 5 Horse dies two months after being set on fire
- 6 Caravan owners furious after park suddenly blocks sales of properties
- 7 Man found dead at Thorpe St Andrew home
- 8 Cafe owner 'overwhelmed' by support for contested outdoor terrace
- 9 Petrol station staff to receive awards for attempting to save baby's life
- 10 Patients speak out as surgeon who botched surgeries still working