Fet a Ma uses circus as a way of describing and sharing intense emotions - circus as Samuel Beckett might perhaps have imagined it. Based on a fusion of theatre, dance and acrobatics, its work involves no equipment, props or other artifice, only the body. Beneath a calm exterior an apparently simple duet becomes more and more intense. What is revealed is something raw. There are layers of feeling, thought and pain, but humour too. Making its point in a breathtaking series of hand-to-hand acrobatic routines, Cru exhilaratingly explores humanity's frailty, vulnerability and dependence.
Catalan performers Marta Torrents and Pau Portabella trained at France's Lido School of Circus Arts and created their company in 2008; director, Blai Mateu Trias, is co-artistic director of the well-known Baro d'Evel circus company. Age guidance: 7+
Purcell Room. Part of the London International Mime Festival (LIMF)