The Canadian Circus company Cirque Alfonse  are to bring their show Barbu to London next year when they headline the London Wonderground festival in summer 2016.

Following on from the successful run at the Underbelly’s new circus hub this summer (first venue to be devoted to circus at the Edinburgh festival), Barbu will run from the 15th June until the 25th September 2016.

Photo by Idil Sukan/Draw HQ
Cirque Alfonse. Photo by Idil Sukan/Draw HQ. 

Cirque Alfonse wowed London audiences in 2013 with their début of the mad lumberjack circus Timber! . But this time they take thing further with Barbu , filled with breath-taking performances from a group of some of the world’s most extraordinary acrobats, set to a heart thumping score.

Delving deep into the origins of the circus in Montreal at the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century, Barbu features a number of acts that are both astonishing and outrageous. But political correctness has no place in this mad and chaotic show. It is the third show to be created by Cirque Alfonse.

Cirque Alfonse explores traditional and iconic Quebec images and manages to transform them into a contemporary form of acrobatics. In the Lanaudière region of Quebec, the Carabinier-Lépine family and their close friends joined forces in 2005, and the following year they created La Brunante which became the foundation for Timber! which premiered in 2010. Since then it has been performed over 300 times in 13 countries so far.

Tickets for Barbu are on sale now and for more information visit: http://www.londonwonderground.co.uk/whats-on/2016-season-barbu . 

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