We all wanted to run away with the circus, but these are the kids who ran away with the circus and then ran away again to join the Pirates of the Carabina, a special bunch from the UK, positioning themselves far away from the establishment, and bringing a new circus sub-culture to Oz. Can we keep them???
FLOWN is an entirely new take on an eternally popular, reinvigorated form, which celebrates high above our heads, human daring and awe-inspiring achievement.... We witness behind-the-scenes catastrophe and terrific comedy in the on-stage shenanigans, and these elements have the audience in stitches as well as gasping in horror/mock horror – was something supposed to fall or not?!
The entire show feels like it was created at Woodford Folk Festival over several years, in between Circadia gigs, Pineapple Bar drinks and post-show recovery brekky antics on the Village Green just for fun and then, one day, magically, funding allowed it to fly free and travel the world! (#everyartistsdream)!
The soundtrack is sensational – you can purchase the CD and relive the experience at home...
Welcome to the world of the unexpected.
FLOWN is the award-winning show from internationally acclaimed contemporary circus company Pirates of the Carabina. Bursting with live music, it’s a comically chaotic show that invites audiences to come inside, look backstage and delight in the absurdity of contemporary circus life.
Things go right and things go wrong - disagreements, fear and exhaustion threaten to sabotage the spectacle, and catastrophe is just one move away.
Here is a motley crew of incredible acrobats, aerialists, musicians and stuntmen. Occasionally they pause from spinning on a wheel or dangling from a rope to tell a joke, reveal their inner-most secrets or confess to the truth of a life spent treading the boards and swinging off rafters.
Set to a live soundtrack, it’s loud, it’s fun and of course in the end, everything is FLOWN. Even the band!
Turning whatever you think you know about the circus on its head, FLOWN will captivate the whole family.
"Choreographed chaos… a completely jaw-dropping spectacle" ***** (Three weeks)
"Skin-tinglingly good." **** (Time Out)
"Its infectious energy soars all the way to the top." **** (Edinburgh Spotlight)
"Slipping deftly between humour, sobriety, grace and up-close spectacle... delivered with immense skill and generosity of spirit." **** (The Times)
"Leaving with a smile on your face is the only option… beautiful and bonkers." **** (Scotsman)
FLOWN is devised and produced by Pirates of the Carabina with support from Crying Out Loud, Arts Council England and Arts Council of Wales.
Director: James Williams
Performers: Barnz Munn, Shaena Brandel, Jack Rees, Jaakko Tenhunen, Laura Moy, Joe Dimuantes, Craig Turner, Ellis Grover, Jade Dunbar and Tia Kalmaru.
Lighting Design: James Loudon & Jade Dunbar
Stunts: Barnz Munn, Seth Allan and Gwen Hales
Costume Design: Rachel Kenyon (Buttress and Snatch) and Barnz Munn
Live music composed by: POC, Thomas Podgoretsky and James Williams.
Set & Rigging Design: Barnz Munn, Jade Dunbar, Tarn Aitken and Annabel Munn
Marketing: Kate McBain
Original FLOWN concept written by Barnz Munn and Jade Dunbar commissioned by Glastonbury Festival
Original production credits incl.:Barnz Munn, Seth Allan, Freddy Montigney, Foucauld Falguerolles, Laura Moy, Jaakko Tenhunen, Gwen Hales, Shaena Brandel, Jade Dunbar, Thomas Podgoretsky and Emma Lloyd.
With thanks to: Glastonbury Festival, The Invisible Circus, Emma Lloyd, Circus Futures, Kate Hartoch, Jo Hunter, Rachel Clare and all at Crying Out Loud, Molly Nicholson, Freddy Montigney, Foucauld Falguerolles, Seth Allan, Barny Wreyford, Anne Wagner, Tarn Aitken, Jo Moss, Annabel, Gabrielle and Ursula Munn, Finn Taidgh Brandel Munn, Shaun Dunbar, Stevie K & everyone at the Hanham Kleeneze Collective.
Get ready for a captivating night at the circus packed with thrills, extraordinary feats, laughs and fantastic live music.
Flown by Pirates of the Carabina
Child (under 18) $35
Family (2 adults, 2 Children) $125
*Available to full time students, aged pensioners, senior card holders. Proof of eligibility is required when purchasing or collecting.
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