Thank you to everyone that came to our Metanativity Show at The Vortex! Here’s a little glimpse of what happened! Watch this space for video and audio footage from the night that was!
A little extract from last year’s Xmas Party at Rhythm Factory…
Wednesday 18th December
X Marks the Spot
Pop-Up Circus meets Chaos Collective Xmas Special
Christmas has gone missing. It’s disappeared!
A highly skilled crack team of musicians, actors and artists is assembled to recover the lost festive period and inadvertently creates a metaphysical nativity play. Along the way on their adventure the team encounters members of Clout Theatre Company, the Pop-Up Circus Xmas Big Band and baby Jesus.
X Marks the Spot includes: an animated set created in real time by Pop-Up Circus artists; sketches written by Chris O’Shea; and a soundtrack featuring the Pop-Up Circus Xmas Big Band and fantastic improvising musicians Mark Sanders (drums), Lauren Kinsella (voice), Valerie Pearson (violin), Elliot Galvin (piano), Nick Malcolm (trumpet), Raph Clarkson (trombone), Tom McCredie (double bass) and Simon Roth (drums).
Pop-Up Circus Xmas Big Band:
Voice: Alice Zawadzki
Trombones: Kieran McLeod, Caroline Hall, Tom Green, Raph Clarkson
Trumpets: Reuben Fowler, Nick Malcolm, Steve Chadwick, Jack Davies
Woodwind: Jon Petter (flute/clarinet), Joe Murgatroyd (clarinet/alto sax), Nick Roth (alto sax), Alex Merritt (tenor sax), Nadim Teimoori (tenor sax), Colin Mills (baritone sax)
Rhythm: Alex Roth (guitar), Matt Robinson (piano), Tom McCredie (double bass), Simon Roth (drums)
Kitchen Sink Series
‘Alive With Closed Eyes’ EP Launch
Sunday 20th October
Music for solo piano written by Chris Hyson and performed by Kit Downes
Music from The Bears by Chris Hyson & Lauren Kinsella
The Kitchen Sink Series is an intimate series of performances and events that take place in private spaces made open to the public. There is no admission charge and people are invited to bring food and drink to share with one another.
Space is limited so please use the contact form (click here) to book your place and receive the address.
Tonight and tomorrow night see the realisation of a project that has been in the pipeline for over a year. It involves several of the musicians and dancers that have graced the Pop-Up Circus stage over the past few years. Click on the images to buy tickets or purchase on the door. Doors 7.30pm. Show starts promptly at 7.45pm. £15 / 12 conc.
Pop-Up Circus VI included:
- Participatory art sessions produced and facilitated by Zoe Savva, Isabella Cammareri & Lynsey Morgann Laurence
- Olesya Zdorovetska’s ‘Before Speech’
- Ruth Keggin Band
- Extracts from ‘The Various Lives of Infinite Nullity’ – Clout Theatre Company
- Kieran McLeod’s Human Resource System
Footage filmed by Tom Nowell & Alex Morley
Video edited by Alex Morley