Dark immersive circus: a classic tale re-imagined
Enter the Underworld in this enthralling, intriguing and immersive circus re-imagining of Persephone’s presumed seduction by Hades.
Step down into the welcoming darkness of the Vaults in this all female story of empowerment, love and choices.
Journey with these ethereal beings, acrobats, aerialists and fire artists and share in their hopes and dreams, until you become one with the world of Shades.
After a sell-out run last year and winning the Origins Award for Outstanding new work, Becoming Shades returns to London’s biggest arts festival in a brand new production, with an all female cast, larger format and a soundscape especially composed for the show.
Rebecca Rennison, Jessica Pearce, Rosie Bartley, Laura Sutton, Molly Beth Morosa, Alfa Marks, Anna McDonnell, Rebecca Johnstone, Sam West.
|Associate Director||:||Bronagh Lagan|
|Set Designer||:||Carlota Caball|
|Lighting Designer||:||Jessica Hung Han Yun|
|Costume Designer||:||Black Lune|
|Sound Designer & Composer||:||Sam West|
|Production Electrician||:||Phil Massingham|
|Pr & Marketing||:||Chloe Nelkin Consulting|
|Production Manager||:||Toby Darvill|
“Death has never been so vibrant.”
- What's On Stage
“Becoming Shades is a Hell that you’d want to revisit.”
- The Reviews Hub
“Becoming Shades is a truly beautiful celebration of acrobatic storytelling and enchanting circus art in the modern age.”
- The Upcoming
“An impressive piece of circus spectacle.”
- Miro Magazine
“Impressive fire-eating and acrobatic feats.”
- The Stage
"Making the ordinary, extraordinary, because life is not a dress rehearsal.”
- Ilai Szpiezak