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Driftwood receives London premiere at the 2017 Underbelly Festival

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

ACCLAIMED Australian Circus Company, Casus, are bringing their thrilling new show to London for the first time, following rave reviews at the 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Entitled Driftwood, it will run for a limited season, from May 4 to June 4, as part of the 2017 Underbelly Festival.

As we drift along on the current of life we are shaped by the humans we encounter. The stories of our loved ones, our enemies and complete strangers guide us and determine the person we become. In this colourful and turbulent concoction of pure joy and intimacy, Casus bring a blank canvas to life and revel in our innate need for human contact.

This is a circus show that does not let you forget that to feel is to be human and in a moment of danger, a grasping hold is survival. Unique acrobatic shapes, signature to Casus, abound in this journey of explosive encounters, hidden looks, and humorous discoveries.

The company of Driftwood includes Johnny Brown, Jon Bonaventura, Shannon Vitali, Sarah McDougall and David Trappes.

Knee Deep, the previous show from Casus, won international accolades including Best Circus & Physical Theatre at the Adelaide Fringe Awards 2016, and was described as ‘awe-inspiring’ by the Guardian’s Lyn Gardner.

Tickets: From £10 – to book, call 03333 444167.

Times: Tuesday – Friday at 7.45pm; Saturday at 4pm and 7.30pm; Sunday at 7.30pm.

Running Time: 60 minutes.

Underbelly Festival, Jubilee Gardens, off Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX

Also part of the Underbelly Festival: Briefs’ Close Encounters (July 14 to September 30).