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Theatre REVIEW: By Trial and Error - ★★★★★

The stage is set: a simple black curtain stands centre stage. Then two hidden circus artists appear and the show begins... But as the two disoriented acrobats move to perform their first lift, a terrible doubt arises in their seemingly well-oiled routine. Is this the right move? Is this what we rehearsed?

Driven by the need to continue at any cost, the duo invents new moves and jostles. Sometimes absurdly lost and meandering, but always bouncing back.

By Trial and Error is a delightful show of acrobatic lifts, full of humour borrowed from burlesque and silent cinema, where the audience is constantly surprised by the antics and skill of the performers.

“This delicate show will leave you perched on the edge of your seat and beaming from ear to ear”

Le Cirque Content Pour Peu



Traverse Theatre


Maddie (Age 10) - ★★★★1/2

"This show was great. There were two French clowns/acrobats/awesome 80s dancers!

They kept trying to put on the show but made loads of mistakes. It was so funny.  The main mistake was they forgot to put on the music.  When they were trying to sort it out, they got my friend Matthew on stage (see photo of Matthew). All I will say is he was awesome and now this kid is possessed by show business.

Then they performed the routine to a great tune!!"

Mason (Age 5) - ★★★★★

"It was funny! the best bit was when the girl jumped over him. And then when she made all the lights go off."


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