Best of Be Festival

Venue: South Street (Directions)

Wed 20 Apr, 19:30


Birmingham's acclaimed Be Festival will be taking its unique presentation of European theatre, dance and circus around the UK and Spain, including three shows at London's Barbican. Spanish curators and directors Miguel Oyarzun and Isla Aguilar have chosen the three shows, drawn from 3 different countries, that best encapsulate the ethos and energy of the festival.  

From Italy comes  'Quintetto' by TIDA, the 1st prize award winner at the 2015 festival; a razor sharp, interactive comedy and physical theatre piece that packs a punch, dealing with the realities of shoestring budget entertainment. 
'#sobrejulieta' is a one-woman showfrom Spanish company, Grumelot. Using a rather famous bard (2016 is his 400 year commemoration) as a way to the audience's heart, '#sobrejulieta' uses English, Spanish and projected video texts in this contemporary adaptation of a love story full of excess. 
The third performance entitled 'The Whistle' is by Darragh McLoughlin from Ireland's Squarehead Productions. The concept is genius in its simplicity, being characterised by quick fire scene changes and several funny and poetic narratives. Drawing their ideas from cinema, theatre and circus and playing with the audience's expectations it's packed with deft circus skills, with a hidden narrative.


Ticket information

Tickets £14, £12 concessions


Venue info

South Street

21 South Street, Reading, RG1 4QU

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Contact: 0118 937 3456 (administration) or 0118 960 6060 (Box Office)

Box office is open at South Street Arts Centre on performance days one hour before the show (subject to availability)

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