You might not expect a circus show to take its inspiration from William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, but it’s the case with Kin, the 2016 hit from Barely Methodical, a young UK circus troupe who are rewriting the circus rules. Considering an isolated group of people living in a situation where there are no established rules and laws to protect people from each other, it’s show which is both beautiful, funny and very sad. It shows how pecking orders are established and how people jostle for status, get excluded, but also establish ways of working together despite their differences.
The UK’s hottest circus company, Barely Methodical Troupe bring you their five-star hit about group dynamics and friendship. Tumbling, flying and catching become challenges and opportunities as the seven performers compete for recognition. Thrilling, dripping with deadpan humour, disarming emotion and jaw-dropping acrobatics. Barely Methodical Troupe are at the forefront of a new kind of physical performance, creating highly entertaining shows that mix the show-stopping acrobatics of circus with the emotional punch of theatre.