Wolfgang

Wolfgang

Barbican Centre · 12 DEC - 15 DEC

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Straight from the score and onto the stage, the man known as Mozart appears amid a storm of powder, tumbling and twirling, as musical mayhem and movement fuse in this family show with a circus twist.

Overview

To those who know him, he is Wolfgang, the dart-playing, pun-loving ratbag. To those who are watching and listening, he is the wigged genius Mozart. Come discover his irrepressible spirit as he rediscovers his own vibrant compositions, the notes lifting off the page through the physical comedy and mischievous antics of diving and swooping acrobats.

Designed to amaze people from the age of three and upwards, Wolfgang reinvents the composer’s magical music in a skilful and illuminating show featuring two of Circa’s dexterous daredevil artists. Joined onstage by a musician, they initiate audience participation with the wave of a conductor’s baton. Since 2010, the Australian ensemble ‘at the forefront of contemporary circus’ (Guardian) have presented five hit productions here under Artistic Director Yaron Lifschitz.

Critic reviews

Charismatic duo twist, tumble and turn through this lovely but subdued circus show about Mozart (Review from Edinburgh Festival)

The Stage

There’s loads of acrobatics, plenty of flips and somersaults in the show, but young people are incredibly astute when it comes to reading stories, and this great material could be served to them better (Review from Edinburgh Festival)

Exeunt

This child-friendly circus show takes a while to warm up

Time Out

Date & time

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Wed 12 Dec - Sat 15 Dec, 11am, 2pm, 5pm & 7pm

Venue

Barbican Centre
Silk Street EC2Y 8DS London, UK · Get Directions
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