Equilibre – Theatre For Horse-Lovers And Other Wierdos

Just got back from seeing Equilibre (horse theatre thingy) with Claire. What can I say? Great music, brilliant dancing, some very impressive singing, the second best use of stagecraft (circumstances given) that I’ve ever seen, the work of a director with great imagination, impressive horseplay…

…but I can’t help but feel that I’ve come away from it missing something. Perhaps I just didn’t ‘get it’, but I did find it difficult to follow the plot, or, at times, even find one at all. Perhaps something to do with the fact that, of the four languages used during the show, I understood only the third-most frequently used.

Still: if you like horses, and you’d like to see them trot their stuff alongside opera singers on stilts, gypsies dancing with a horse skull, and flame-flinging people from earlier in my journal, this is the show for you. If, however, you don’t speak either Italian or Romany and don’t like horses, don’t bother.

They’re performing all of this week. Tickets £10 adults, £6 children.

2 replies to Equilibre – Theatre For Horse-Lovers And Other Wierdos

  1. Hi

    I went to see Equilibre too, I speak neither Italian or Romany but I thought it was briliant anyway.

    It seems that itwas misunderstood by many people :(

  2. Maybe it was just a little too pretentious for me. Or a little too smart for me. I just don’t know.

    Wow; unusual for me to get a comment on a blog post THREE YEARS late. Heh.

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