Circle of Eleven brings us a one man, voice free show, mind-blowing in its skill, creativity and originality of concept. It has to be seen to be believed – and even then, you’ll be left wondering…
For its wide appeal, witness the happy grins stretched across every face, as we left the auditorium, still high with astonishment and delight.
Tobias Wegner is Leo, a pork pie hatted man with a suitcase, stuck in a bleak room, with only his imagination for company. Next to his boxed set, a screen, onto which his every, precisely choreographed move is simultaneously projected – only his action is shifted through 90 degrees, so when live Leo is lying down, filmed Leo is standing up.
With a unique amalgamation of gravity defying visual and cinematic effects, aided only by his suitcase, a piece of chalk, a tenor sax and that pork pie hat, Wegner, the multitalented performer of circus and clowning background, plays with our emotions throughout an increasingly surreal tale with a nightmarish, whirlwind, fugue like climax. I won’t give away the perfect ending!
Physical theatre at its best, this world première deserves every accolade it’s sure to get. Catch it if you possibly can.