Two trucks block your path. They disgorge their contents of wires and tyres, creating an obstacle to normal paths and daily routines.
Suddenly, the wind is rising. People are building a barricade to defend themselves from the storm. They hurry to bring tyres, ladders and other objects in impossible volumes. The barricade they build, a spectacular aerial playground, sets the scene for a maelstrom of breathtaking circus. A powerful story of separation and unity, acrobats, aerialists and tightrope walkers explore the mighty human effort required to overcome the walls, barriers and defenses we find, or place, in our path.
Barricade invokes a glorious spirit of resistance to empower its people to fight for freedom. A freedom from their own fear, doubt and suspicion.
2012 Tour Dates - Open Air Performances
5 May - Brighton Festival
12/13 May - Pontardawe Leisure Centre, Parc Ynysderw - £5 tickets available from Pontardawe Arts Centre
19 May - Lyme Valley Stadium, Newscastle-under-Lyme - Free tickets available from the New Vic Theatre
16 June - Great Lines, Gillingham - Chatham - Fuse Medway Festival (17 June if wet weather)
21/22/23 June - London - National Theatre, Southbank
29/30 June - Sotteville-lès-Rouen, France - Festival Vivacite
7 July - Guipavas, France - Temps Bourg
21/22 July - Barnsley - Sky's the Limit