30 August - 1 September 2019   #sofestival

Performers

Who was your favourite performer from SO Festival 2018?

Keep a look out for regular updates for 2019 as new acts are announced throughout the year

The Murphy Effect performed by 1Watt

The Murphy Effect by 1Watt

The show sees four middle-of-the-road oddballs visit their favourite town spot…and then gradually let go of their inhibitions.   The French-based artists all have eclectic backgrounds in theatre, dance and music and come together in The Murphy Effect in improbable and often unrepeatable ways. Let yourself indulge in letting nonsense take over your daily lives.…

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Amor by Bilbobasso

A couple in a ring. They’ve got quite a few years of marriage under their belt, and now their tenderness is made up of cruelty and violence.   Today, on edge, they can’t get close without murdering each other. The smallest thing can ignite the situation. Actually everything ignites in their home! Cooking, laundry, vacuuming:…

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Île O by Cie Barolosolo

A circus show ankle-deep in water? Why not!   Two clowns step into the spotlight in this unique show where the Chinese pole becomes a flute, the water turns into a drum and the stage… is filled with water. While one gets his feet wet, so to speak, the other goes to great lengths to…

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Fazzoletto by Circo Ripopolo

A circus tent, which was not shrink-resistant, was thrown in the boiling-hot laundry. The result is a circus tent size 3m by 4m and 3m high. The audience, as well as the artists, have shrunk.   Gabriële and Giancarlo did NOT and perform six humorous acts: a tight-rope walker, magician, trapeze, human cannonball, Russian pyramid…

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Willy and Wally by Cocoloco

Willy and Wally by Cocoloco

Willy and Wally are up to their necks in mountains of plastic but they carry on clowning regardless.   As well as talking a load of rubbish, they perform a multi-dimensional, slapstick comedy that highlights the effects of climate change. Cocoloco presents raucous, hilarious and ever so slightly bent theatre. This is cabaret performance and…

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Desperate Men SOuvenir Walk

The SOuvenir Walk by Desperate Men

The SOuvenir Walk is an open invitation to take a creative ramble with friends and strangers through the streets of Skegness in the company of two dancing Desperate Men, an Accordion playing Trumpeter and a Magic Mandala making Bag Lady.   Jon and Richard will regale you with local tales and absurd improvisations; introduce you…

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Slapstick and Slaughter by Desperate Men

Slapstick and Slaughter by Desperate Men

Two men recklessly attempt to confront the absurdity of war in just 35 minutes, using their bodies, their voices and the surrealist toolbox of DADAism.   Playful, physical and blackly comedic, Slapstick and Slaughter examines how the barbaric chaos of World War One manifested itself in the nihilistic, nonsensical art that grew from it. This…

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Two Seconds by Du Petit Monsieur

This one-man show by Paul Durand offers the audience a unique performance, which looks at modern-day life in a creative and artistic way. Lots of laughter guaranteed as this silent artist faces the trials and tribulations of everyday objects, from pop-up tents to suitcases! Amandine Barrillon and Ivan Chary created La Compagnie du Petit Monsieur…

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Wanted by eVenti Verticali

WANTED is a virtual animation… live!   A 2d cartoon with 3d heroes. The videography, inspired by comics and videogames of the 80s, portrays different landscapes and scenarios with which the characters interact. The two artists are tossed around between spy-story scenes and acrobatic combats. From Pac Man labyrinths and Super Mario settings to a…

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The Big Family by Fadunito

A mother and her children are going for a walk around the village. Walk-act with really special characters.   Fadunito is a Catalan street theatre company which was founded by Ferran Orobitg and Ivan Alcoba. They have performed in more than 30 countries, at the most popular festivals around the world.

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