Review: Race Horse Company is choreographed chaos served up by personable clowns

Race Horse Company's show last year. Photo Credit: Peter Hellman

Race Horse Company's show last year. Photo Credit: Peter Hellman - Credit: Peter Hellman

Race Horse Company, Super Sunday, Norwich Theatre Royal

There's little more I enjoy than seeing a set of acrobats propelling themselves perilously through the air for my entertainment, and Finnish circus troupe Race Horse Company didn't disappoint.

There was a futuristic fairground, see-saws and trampolines, ball pits and wheels of death, juggling and a flying teddy bear, nunchaku and breakdancing, Hawaiian shirts and a clingfilm resurrection. There's a sentence I never thought I'd write.

The six performers put on a breathtaking performance that combined theatre and physicality with a side-serving of carefully choreographed chaos and comedy set to a strange soundscape that lent a dreamlike air to proceedings.

Like a surreal amusement park run by personable clowns, this show has something for everyone: although the crucifix-cum-balancing act involving a semi-clad Jesus might test the moral barometers of the devout. Gosh.


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• Super Sunday is at Norwich Theatre Royal tonight at 8pm.

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