Tuesday 7 May - Saturday 18 May 2019


Tuesday 7 May - Saturday 18 May




From £12.50

Running time

75 minutes


Theatre & Performance


Assembly Hall

Age guidance



The company who brought you smash hits BROMANCE and KIN return with their brand new show SHIFT – with a dazzling array of tricks, humour and energy, this ensemble of four will challenge everything you thought you knew about gravity and physical achievement.

One of 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 show-stopping acrobatics of circus with the emotional punch of theatre.

SHIFT features core BMT members big man Louis Gift, international cyr wheeling star Charlie Wheeller, phenomenal flyer Beren D’Amico, who are joined by top fearless Swedish acrobat Esmeralda Nikolajeff.

★★★★ The Scotsman
★★★★ The Times
★★★★ The Guardian
★★★★ WhatsOnStage

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The Guardian
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The Times

“ an artistry that goes beyond thrills and spills”

"real invention…mesmerizing"

"daring, beautiful, breathtaking"

"individually they are strong. Together they are terrific"

Additional Programming
Original concept

Melissa Ellberger

Directed and Devised

Melissa Ellberger and Ella Robson Guilfoyle with the Cast


Louis Gift, Esmeralda Nikolajeff, Beren D’Amico & Charlie Wheeller


Lucy Sierra

Lighting Design

Elliot Griggs

Sound Design

Tom Parkinson


Di Robson

Production Manager

Seth Rook Willilams

Produced by DREAM, Commissioned and funded by Norfolk & Norwich Festival, funded by Arts Council England.

Post-show Q&A:
Thursday 9 May
Images by Gregory Batardon
Images by JMA Photography

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