Thrillingly spectacular circus skills blend seamlessly with physical comedy, clowning, juggling, theatrical storytelling and slapstick in this colourful, loud and funny show from Lost in Translation. It comes to New Wolsey Theatre on Tuesday 9 April as part of a national tour.
In the show we meet Madame and the charming staff of the quirkily ineffective Hotel Paradiso. Looming large is their arch enemy, the dastardly Banker, who schemes to repossess the hotel. As the tenants introduce us to their beloved home we witness their battle of wits with the Banker as he plots to claim the building in order to sell and maximise his profit. Will they manage to stay open, or will they be forced to move on?
The irrepressible Lost in Translation Circus, purveyors of ‘good old fashioned contemporary circus’, were the team behind international hit The Hogwallops. Here they turn a rundown hotel into their own physical playground as a multinational cast of six highly skilled acrobats, clowns and jugglers tell the story of the tenants’ battle to save their home and livelihood. Daring, heart-stoppingly virtuosic aerial skills, stunning floor acrobatics and juggling combine with laugh out loud clowning and physical comedy to deliver thrills, gasps, laughs and drama, plenty for both adults and children to enjoy.
Lost in Translation Director and show creator Massimiliano Rossetti said ‘We created Hotel Paradiso in the same spirit as The Hogwallops and we think that all those who loved that show so much will be equally thrilled by this new one’.
Hotel Paradiso also features specially written music by renowned composer Peter Swaffer-Reynolds who also wrote the music for The Hogwallops and has a long history of writing music for circus, theatre and films.
‘one of the most anarchic, maniacal hours of circus, perfect’ – Matt Trueman Fest
Lost in Translation enjoy an ever growing reputation as leaders in the field of narrative driven circus shows. They are a UK based company with an international membership that was originally founded as an acrobatic duo by Circus Space graduates in 2006. The company has since become one of the country’s leading ensembles and now tours widely throughout the UK and Europe. Their show The Hogwallops was a big hit at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and has toured internationally to great acclaim. www.litcircus.com
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Hotel Paradiso is coming to New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich on Tuesday 9th April, 7pm. Tickets: £24 – £10, call the Box Office on 01473 295900 or visit www.wolseytheatre.co.uk.