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Circus duo come to Southbank Centre

First Published 20 May 2009, Last Updated 20 May 2009

Renowned circus performers Jean Baptiste Thierrée and Victoria Chaplin are to bring their cult show Le Cirque Invisible to the Southbank Centre this summer.

Last performed in the UK in 1996, Le Cirque Invisible uses the traditions of European circus to create a show of magic and make-believe, illusion, comedy and music. Now returning to London, the show aims to capture the imagination of a new generation of children.

Chaplin – the daughter of entertainer Charlie Chaplin – and Thierrée have spent four decades in the world of circus. Their first show, Le Cirque Bonjour, was a big top style circus show created for the Avignon Festival in 1971. Since then their work has influenced generations of circus companies, including the famous Cirque De Soleil.

In Le Cirque Invisible, Chaplin’s daring acrobatics and unique style of music contrasts with Thierrée’s clowning and trickery, creating a quirky and unique theatrical show for all the family.

La Cirque Invisible plays in the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, from 4 to 23 August.

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