Canterbury Festival 2014
The annual Canterbury Festival returns this autumn with over 200 fantastic events running from 18th October to 1st November. Boasting such a broad range of acts, spanning cabaret, circus, puppetry, comedy, dance, music and family events, there is something for everyone at this multi-arts celebration.
The Spiegeltent will return this year to host a range of events including its ever-popular cabaret nights – each of which contains plenty of glitter, glamour and top-notch entertainment. Cirque du Cabaret (formerly known as The Tassel Club in London) combines stylish cabaret, burlesque, comedy and live music. Yusura Circus – a member of the legendary Cirque du Soleil – will feature in this show, along with live music from Elle and the Pocket Bellesm, who will perform their unique style of speakeasy nostalgia.
Cult phenomenon Bourgeois and Maurice are an award-winning sibling act steeped in sugarcoated satire, subversive songs and sequins. With fabulous costumes, biting humour and songs that cover topics from the pitfalls of social networks to the joys of Ritalin, do not miss the chance to be inducted into the world of B&M.
The spectacle of the circus will also be coming to the festival in the form of two very different troupes. Casus Circus will bring with it three different shows, including the European premiere of Finding the Silence. Pushed to their physical limits, Casus’ simple staging amplifies the mind-blowing physical abilities of its performers. At the other end of the spectrum, Flown (performed by Pirates of the Carabina) will take over the Marlowe Theatre. Described as ‘confidently choreographed chaos’, their acrobats, aerialists and daredevil stuntmen will wreak havoc as everything appears to be going wrong; catastrophe is just one wrong move away!
Tickets for all of these shows and many more are available at www.canterburyfestival.co.uk or via the Box Office at the Marlowe Theatre on 01227 787787.