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By Trial and Error

By Trial and Error is a delightful show of acrobatic lifts, full of humour borrowed from burlesque and silent cinema.

By Trial and Error

About By Trial and Error

31st May 2024 to 2nd Jun 2024
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Traverse Theatre
10 Cambridge Street, Edinburgh West EH1 2ED
£12
Event organiser/part of Edinburgh International Childrens Festival
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Age 4 - 10 years

The stage is set: a simple black curtain stands centre stage. Then two hidden circus artists appear and the show begins... But as the two disoriented acrobats move to perform their first lift, a terrible doubt arises in their seemingly well-oiled routine. Is this the right move? Is this what we rehearsed?

Driven by the need to continue at any cost, the duo invents new moves and jostles. Sometimes absurdly lost and meandering, but always bouncing back.

By Trial and Error is a delightful show of acrobatic lifts, full of humour borrowed from burlesque and silent cinema, where the audience is constantly surprised by the antics and skill of the performers.

“This delicate show will leave you perched on the edge of your seat and beaming from ear to ear”

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