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Karamazovs fly a little early

Published 5 August 2011

Circus troupe The Flying Karamazov Brothers is to bring its London run to a close earlier than planned, playing its final performance on 20 August.

The unique production, featuring a quartet of multi-talented musicians, comedians, acrobats, dancers, jugglers and philosophers, was due to play at the Vaudeville theatre until 10 September.

The circus show first opened in London in June, when Official London Theatre said of it: “If you’re after bad puns, self-deprecating humour and a bit of dangerous juggling, you can’t go far wrong with the quirky brothers’ equally quirky show.”

Before the acrobatic Americans pack up their firebrands, knives and ukuleles, they are going to go out with a bang, as for the next two weeks any theatregoer aged 16 or younger can get a free ticket with every adult ticket sold.

While The Flying Karamazov Brothers bring their London engagement to a close, The Tiger Who Came To Tea, which is currently playing matinees at the Vaudeville theatre, will continue to entertain hordes of children with its staging of the classic picture book until 4 September.

The summer productions are followed at the Vaudeville theatre by the transfers of the Tricycle theatre production of Arthur Miller’s Broken Glass, which runs from 14 September to 10 December, and Bristol Old Vic’s musical adaptation of Swallows And Amazons, which runs from 15 December to 14 January.

On 10 August, The Flying Karamazov Brothers will be among the shows entertaining young theatregoers at the launch of Kids Week 2011. The free event, featuring child-friendly performances and activities, runs from 14:00 to 17:00 at the Royal Festival Hall. For more information visit www.kidsweek.co.uk

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