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Show Synopsis

Lucky Pigeon - Circus Show

A young business man struggles with the demands of city life, after losing his job he takes his frustrations out on a group of city pigeons. Karma returns on him and the young man finds himself turned into a pigeon! He learns about the  playful world of a misunderstood animal.

Following the success of Brains fools’ arts council funded show in London, we are now looking to branch out and reach rural areas in the community.


Join the lucky pigeons perform daring aerials, acrobatic feats and be part of the soulful story.

 

Show Trailer

 
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Adrian Berry, Jacksons Lane

“Brainfools presented an inventive, often funny ensemble work comprising skilled aerial work, clowning  and acrobatics„

 

Background

Let‘s dig a little deeper

 

Why is it important?

Most of the cast are living in London, where every day we witness some quite upsetting scenes dehumanizing marginalized groups such as homeless & migrants.


We feel the urge to produce work that works digs a little deeper into societal issues and sparks some thought and some change. 

Who are we?

Finn & Toffy are the founders of Brainfools, a grassroot circus company that tells social stories. Toffy is responsible for the Brain as Producer and Finn adds a bit of foolishness as a creative director. 

What started as two people is now are a group or acrobats, dancers, puppeteers, musicians and artists. Most of us recently graduated from the National Centre for Circus in London. Where we made the decision we want to create circus that has a bit of meaning but keeps a light hearted essence.


So our credo is:

„Soulful Stories - Silly Circus“


We call our selves Brainfools. We are currently 10 artists working together as a collective.

Ultimately, we explore new and innovative pathways to bring the thrills, spills, and chills of live performance to the worlds’ audiences.

Target Audience

The Show is a mature family show. It explores social themes in a fun uplifting way. It has a narrative that is interesting for adults and a visual style that appeals to the whole family.  

Age: 6+

Environmental Responsibility

A large focus for the tour is to reduce the carbon footprint to as little as possible. With e.g. using electric carsWe want to go further. We want to know the extent to which these measures reduce our CO2 emittance, if there are other things we could be doing and how to calculate and record this data so that we can scrutinise and better understand the tour’s environmental impact.

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Technical Details

The itty gritty

 

Show Details

Show times

  • Show length: 1.5h (flexible depending on format)

  • Get in 4h 

  • Get out 1.5h

  • Availability starting end of may 2022

Footprint

Stage & Structur

  • Outdoor & Indoor version

  • Flexible audience: e.g. ‘end-on’, ‘in-the-round’, or ‘traverse’ room configuration depending on venue (flexible)

  • Height: custom rig with min 4.8m height and max 7m

  • Floor space: 5m x 6m minimum

More Details

Find our more

  • Lighting – we provide our own lighting rig.

  • Sound – we provide our own sound system.

  • Power – all our equipment can run on battery power. Where possible, we may take advantage of charging points.

  • Dressing Room – Where possible, the use of a small room, other than the performance space, to change and store belongings in is desirable. 

  • Workshops – The company will also offer workshops for the local community (e.g. „Social Circus“, „Screenprinting“ shirts, making soap“)

  • Get in: We arrive in an electric van and a car so ideally we would like to charge the car

Venue Pack (PDF)

Download our full venue pack as a PDF here.

Promo Photos (external website)

Find a selection of photos that can be used for promotional purposes (permission needs to be requested to info@brainfools.com)

 

Contact Us

Brainfools

+44 7888 867998

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Team

 
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Jenn

Chinese Pole &  Wardrobe

Poppy

Hair Suspension & Tight wire

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Sophie

Aerial Rope & Props

Peter

Composer & Production

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Finn

Tighwire/Juggling & Artistic Director

Brett

Cloud Swing & Associate Producer

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Toffy

Aerial Rope & Producer

Edu

Handbalancer & Assitant Director

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Tara

Hairhanging/Hoop & Choreography Consultant

Jared

Straps & Rigging Specialist

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Holly Miller

Designer (Costume, Puppets, Stage, Props… everything)

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