Performed on a cunning, tilting set, a source of tricks and transformations, this astonishing spectacle unfolds like a dream. A thrilling mix of circus, dance, video, 'sonic' object manipulation and optical illusion, 'Plan B' juggles with gravity and perspective.
Ten years since its creation, Aurélien Bory and Phil Soltanoff have remounted their visual theatre classic, which comes to Southbank Centre direct from a month-long season in Paris.
Bory's work has been a regular highlight of the London Mime Festival since its first appearance in 2002 with 'IJK' ('Mondrian on acid' - Sunday Times) and most recently in 2011 with 'Sans Objet', his acclaimed piece for two juggler/acrobats and industrial robot.
'Sensational! With its magical inventiveness, technical perfection, humour and poetry, Plan B makes the dream of Icarus come true.' (La Depeche du Midi)
Duration approximately 1 hour 10 mins (no interval).
Suitable for ages 7 and over. No babes in arms will be admitted.
There will be a post-show discussion on Friday 18 January.
Production - Compagnie 111 Aurélien Bory.
Co-production - Théâtre Garonne / Toulouse, Théâtre de la Digue / Toulouse, Le Train Théâtre SC / Portes-lès-Valence.
Revival co-producers - Le Grand T, scène conventionée Loire-Atlantique, Nantes; Le Théâtre du Rond-Point, Paris.
Presented in association with Southbank Centre. This visit to London is supported by Institut français.