Barely Methodical Troupe return to Worthing

Beren D'Amico and Nikki Rummer in Kin by Barely Methodical Troupe
Beren D'Amico and Nikki Rummer in Kin by Barely Methodical Troupe
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One of the hottest UK circus companies has performed its brand-new show KIN to open Worthing Theatres’ Summer of Circus festival.

Barely Methodical Troupe's ground-breaking second show follows hot on the heels of international hit BROMANCE, which saw a critically-acclaimed, sold-out run.

KIN was witnessed at a special Summer of Circus launch event tonight at the Pavilion Theatre.

The family-friendly circus season hosts ten weeks of the world’s best contemporary circus acts right through to August 27.

The original Barely Methodical trio, Louis Gift, Beren D’Amico and Charlie Wheeller, were joined by circus performers Jonathan Bendtsen, Jean-Daniel Broussé and Nikki Rummer. Together, they form part of a new wave of modern British circus, a mix of physical stunts, contemporary dance styles and innovative theatrics.

Their show KIN is about group dynamics and how they shift, evolve and provoke conflict, explored through high-octane circus skills, feats of strength, hand-to-hand balancing, acrobatics and routines on a Cyr wheel, a large, spinning, steel wheel.

Barely Methodical Troupe met at the National Centre for Circus Arts, where they found their diverse mix of skills, offered them a unique chemistry: Louis started in parkour, Beren in martial arts tricking and Charlie in breakdancing.

Also coming up as part of the Summer of Circus season, Acrojou will be returning to Worthing staging two free performances of The Wheel House at Steyne Gardens as part of the Worthing Children’s Parade tomorrow and at Broadwater Green for the Broadwater Carnival. And trampoline artist Max Calaf Sevé brings his tale Anyday to the Pavilion Theatre on July 1, exploring the comic, surreal and absurd world Max shares with his pet bird.