The contemporary circus act, The 7 Fingers (Les 7 Doigts) can be seen performing Passagers at Milton Keynes Theatre for two nights (24 & 25 September 2021).
Passagers is an ode to train travel. To the recurring departures, reunions, and encounters. This community of strangers have one thing in common, they all have somewhere to go.
I didn’t know what to expect, but it was an amazing show.
Some of the messages presented by the dancing at the beginning were lost on me. But once the acrobatic, gymnastic and circus skills started I was transfixed.
If the show had finished shortly after the scene with the hoop tumbling by Anna Kichtchenko (around ten minutes in) I still would have felt that I had had a great night out.
But the dance, physical theatre, multimedia, music and jaw dropping acrobatics kept coming.
Each of the performers are individuals at the top of their game. As the story progressed they performed nail-biting stunts from up high, and a turn on a pole where you really wondered how the performer’s body allows him to move so effortlessly up and down the pole.
The dismount will have you gasping.
But the last turn was the best. Samual Renaud has to be the last person you’d try to win a firm handshake competition with.
His upper body strength must be off the scale, I’ve no idea how he managed to throw and catch Louis Joyal once, let alone over and over again.
Passagers transitioned seamlessly through the storyline, with powerful music, singing, poetry, breathtaking projections and enchanting movement.
This thrilling production had me hooked until the finish and when the ending came I wondered what happened to the last 90 minutes.
If you are looking to watch one thing in theatre this year, make it Passagers.
For tickets visit ATGTICKETS.COM/MiltonKeynes*
*Fees may apply.