Assembly Rooms
Dance, Physical Theatre and Circus

“International award-winning smash hit Bromance is back! Five-star circus about camaraderie and affection. Audacious, touching, exhilarating tour-de-force of physical heroics where handshakes become handstands and backslaps become backflips. Among the UK’s hottest circus companies, Barely Methodical Troupe are at the forefront of a new kind of physical performance, creating highly entertaining shows that mix the showstopping acrobatics of circus with the emotional punch of theatre. Winners of 2013 Circus Maximus Award, 2014 Total Theatre and Jackson’s Lane Award for Circus.”

Review by Richard Lambert, 4 Stars

Highly charged performance from 3 young men who epitomise the modern combination of physical theatre, performance, dance and acrobatics.

Tackling the theme of what it means to be a man amongst men there’s exclusion, loneliness, isolation, hidden language, rituals, support, collaboration, dependence and support, to mention a few, all projected by masters of their craft.

Possibly a little thin on the circus front however the Cyr Wheel act truly remarkable from Charlie Wheeller.

Minimal set of 3 x Chairs and a Cyr Wheel. Only 1 costume set: matching T-shirts, Trackies and Trainers. Basic lighting. This is a stripped back show reliant on performance.

Plenty of shirtless production images to sell tickets, but sadly the boys not so brave in appearance on stage. Good producer, shy performers.

With plenty of comedy and many touching moments this show delivers an emotional punch.