Bepo & Co

Wed 3rd – Mon 29th Aug 2011


“Join them tonight in a world where train-crashes, massacres, wars and personal struggles sit alongside perfect moments.”





Unwish Theatre


Unwish Theatre return from a triumphant sell out run at Edinburgh Fringe 2010 to bring to the stage Bepo & Co.

The show’s premise is that of a rag-tag band of troupadours: 6 veteran circus performers who have managed to survive on their wits for the entirety of the 20th century. They now tell their history, in the only way they know how - an evening’s entertainment leaping from memory to memory. The only thing that keeps them going is their eternal youth – physically not one of them has aged a day since the beginning of 1900. They travel from Tsarist Russia; through the American Circus’ golden-age; are caught up in the great depression; escape through South American revolutions; dance their way through mid-century Europe; witness the fall of Berlin wall and the burning of the Iraq oil fields. Join them tonight in a world where train-crashes, massacres, wars and personal struggles sit alongside perfect moments. See members the troupe fall in love beneath an Argentine sun, find meaning in a stranger’s embrace, save each other from self-destruction, and most importantly learn that sometimes you have to stop running and face up to the world. As each character faces their hardest memory you may come to understand them and their belief that, even though the past invades the present, the show must go on.

Bepo and Co. is a show where moments are caught up in greater events, showing for a moment emotions so small they have been almost lost. As the troupe take over C+1 every audience member is guaranteed to leave with a smile and a question, maybe even a red nose. Using physical theatre and a set that explodes from just a few suitcases this is storytelling like no other.

Unwish Theatre is the creative partnership of writer/director Tom Vickers, winner of the 2009 ACT Theatre Playwriting Competition and writer of sell out Edinburgh show ‘Carnivale’ and producer/director Jonathon Carr who produced Doctor Faustus (**** The Scotsman) for ZigZag Creations, and directed Carnivale (Unique & Brilliant – Three Weeks) as well as NSDF 2011 selected show LINE. www.unwish.co.uk

Admission: £7.50(£6.50) – £9.50(£8.50)

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