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Mundo Paralelo

NoFit State / National Theatre Wales , Torch Theatre Milford Haven , March-13-11
Mundo Paralelo by NoFit State / National Theatre Wales QUESTION: Can a circus really be a circus if it’s not performed in a Big Top? Answer: If you’ve got the vision that Cardiff’s award-winning NoFit State Circus has, then yes it can.

For the first time in its 25-year history, the company is taking its work into a theatre.

Instead of a promenade-style show, which allows visitors to wander around the Big Top and see different acts at their leisure, audiences are treated to a real theatrical extravaganza that opens up on the stage before them.

But fans of the traditional circus will not be disappointed as all of the mind-blowing acts – from the high wire to jugglers – are incorporated into the performance. And those who have preconceptions of what a circus is all about will be pleasantly surprised.


Mundo Paralelo – a collaboration with National Theatre Wales – is dramatic right from the start as performers, wearing luminous headgear, dangle from the beams of the dimly-lit Torch Theatre in Milford Haven.

Directed by Mladen Materic from Serbia, the show features circus performers from all over the world who are masters at their game.

During the first act we’re treated to some incredible stunts – from Norwegian juggler Frida Odden Brinkmann’s tricks with up to eight balls to American clown George Fuller’s high-wire walk. There’s also a clever scene involving trap doors, juggling balls and a bemused performer.

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Reviewed by: Western Mail

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