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Tuesday 17 May 2022

Head First Acrobats Bring Two Phenomical Circus Shows To Brighton Fringe Festival

Head First Acrobats return to the Brighton Fringe Festival with two spectacular shows, Railed for adults, and PreHysterical for children.

Railed was a break-out hit in Brighton in 2019. It's a racy, heart-stopping adult show of acrobatics and storytelling, featuring a rogues' gallery of the most wanted bad-asses this side of Dodge City.

The Head First gunslingers are planning to paint the town red, to head audiences off at the pass, ransack their hearts, ambush their nights and leave them begging for mercy.

Meanwhile, PreHysterical is visiting Brighton for the very first time and is a hilarious circus show for children and parents of all ages, following three foolish Neanderthals as they struggle to survive the savage natural world.

They may not know how to make fire (or bathe), but these Neanderthals really know how to put on a show that's hilarious and spectacular in equal measure. 

Join Thomas, Chelsea and Alex - three bumbling Neanderthals - as they navigate escaping wild animals, crossing rivers, finding food and making fire, all whilst executing fantastic circus tricks. 

The physical humour is perfectly executed - to the amusement of kids and parents alike, and the ridiculously impressive acrobatics are so slick, you can expect gasps and wows from the audience. 

Head First Acrobats are a multi-award winning entertainment company – best known for their smash hit Elixir which won the Best Circus and Physical Theatre Award at 2018 Adelaide fringe. 

Railed @ The Brighton Spiegeltent from 23rd May – 4th June. PreHysterical  @ The Brighton Spiegeltent from 28th May – 4th June. CLICK HERE for more info.

by: Mike Cobley


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