10 Shows not to miss at the Out There Festival

Out There festival 2013

Out There festival 2013 - Credit: Archant

What: Lost in Paradise by Les 3 Points De Suspension (France), Bolwerk (Belgium) and Strangelings (UK)

Where: St George’s Park

When: Saturday and Sunday 1pm to 5pm

Why: A new co-production by SeaChange Arts, Lost in Paradise takes audiences on a magical, mystery tour. Asking numerous challenging questions, an international trio of street arts companies discover whether we can find paradise in Great Yarmouth.

What: Rubbish Rabbit by Tony Clifton Circus (Italy)

Where: St. George’s Plaza

When: Saturday 7.45pm and Sunday 5pm

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Why: Irreverent comic clowning from a trio of Italian madmen, Rubbish Rabbit’s screwball mayhem explores the clown’s overwhelming desire to rediscover his childhood. But don’t expect custard pies and buckets of confetti in this anarchic spectacle.

What: The Big Bang Factory by Cirque Jules Verne (France/UK)

Where: The Hippodrome

When: Friday, 7.30pm

Why: A unique twist on the story of creation, The Big Bang Factory sees a motley workforce of jugglers, clowns and acrobats tasked with creating the universe. Will they get it together or will the world come crashing down around their ears? Artists from Cirque Jules Verne’s world famous circus school join some of the UK’s leading emerging performers in a UK premiere.

Tickets: £5, from the Hippodrome on 01493 844172 / www.hippodromecircus.co.uk

What: Trolleys by C-12 Dance Theatre (UK)

Where: St George’s Plaza

When: Saturday 12 noon and 2.15pm, Sunday 1.30pm and 3.45pm

Why: Whether used for transporting your groceries or dumped in the local river, the humble shopping trolley leads an unglamorous life. C-12 Dance Theatre transforms these modest servants into a balletic spectacular, spinning and gliding in an acrobatic dance.

What: La Grosse Collection by Compagnie Más y Más (France)

Where: St George’s Plaza

When: Saturday 6.30pm and Sunday 2.45pm

Why: A museum of magic and manipulation, La Grosse Collection features 756 boxes, each containing a trick from the long history of illusion. Each is labelled with its inventor and is ably curated by resident magicians who bring the magic to life.

What: Mystérieuses Coiffures by Christophe Pavia (France)

Where: St George’s Park

When: Saturday 11.15am to 12.45pm and 2pm to 3.30pm and Sunday 1pm to 2.30pm and 3.45pm to 5.15pm

Why: The ‘Barber of Marie Antoinette’, Christophe Pavia brings Gallic charm to a performance, part show, part human sculpture transforming willing volunteers into a surrealistic work of art, in just a matter of minutes.

What: Sens Dessus Dessous by Collectif Malunés (Belgium)

Where: St George’s Park

When: Saturday 2pm and 4.45pm, Sunday 2.30pm and 5.15pm

Why: An explosive, charming cocktail of trapeze, acrobatics and comedy from a young, vibrant Flemish company, tipped for great things.

What: Boucherie Bacul by Pikzpalace (Belgium)

Where: St George’s Park

When: Saturday 11am and 1pm, Sunday 3.30pm and 5.30pm

Why: A deliciously dark sideshow comedy, not for the feint-hearted. Belgian Butchers, Pikzpalace prepare their tasty cuts… but there’s not a joint of meat in sight.

What: Magmanus by Magmanus, (France/Sweden)

Where: St George’s Park

When: Sunday, 6pm

Why: A welcome return to Out There for a duo whose stomach turning comedy left audiences in 2011 with their jaws suitably dropped. An angry acrobat and giant juggler come together in a delightful and hilarious show.

What: La Fête Franglais Soiree

Where: St George’s Plaza & Theatre

When: Saturday, from 6.30pm

Why: Round off Saturday with an Anglo-French programme of shows around St George’s Theatre. Dress up and join in the fun in a continental café style celebration of the entente cordial.