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Hocus Pocus Photo: Philippe Weissbrodt

Hocus Pocus

Philippe Saire Company

A captivating visual spectacle for families, bringing together dance, theatre and visual art to tell a fantastical tale of bravery.

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A spellbinding spectacle for children from seven years old and their families, Hocus Pocus weaves together dance, theatre, visual art and bewitching lighting to tell a wondrous story of how bravery and confidence can overcome darkness and fear.

A spider’s web; a warrior in chainmail; a mysterious creature from the deep: all emerge from a magical window of light – to tell the story of two young men and their dream-like adventures together.

With just two dancers, masks, costumes and bizarre objects, Hocus Pocus conveys a universal tale of courage and wisdom, through miraculous stage images and a sumptuous musical score based around Grieg’s evocative Peer Gynt suites.

Hocus Pocus is created by Lausanne-based choreographer Philippe Saire, creator of more than 30 stage works. It is a bewitching creation of sensation and imagination.

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Enthralls little ones and grownups ... and shows us the impossible

L'Atelier Critique

For children age 7+
Contains smoke effects
VC
Visual Content
This show has a strong visual narrative and little or no dialogue

Philippe Saire Concept and choreography in collaboration with Mickaël Henrotay-Delaunay and Philippe Chosson
Stéphane Vecchione Sound designer
Edvard Grieg Music

Mickaël Henrotay-Delaunay, Ismael Oiartzabal Dancers

Co-produced by Le Petit Théâtre de Lausanne, Jungspund - Theatre Festival for Young Audiences St.Gallen


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Philippe Saire Company
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10-12 August 2018

  • The Studio (Show on map)
  • 45mins approx (no interval)
  • £11 - £22*

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All tickets
£22
Under 18s
£11
Under 18s
50% OFF
European Youth Card holder
50% OFF

* A transaction fee of £1 per ticket, up to a maximum of £5, will be added to all bookings. If you choose to receive your tickets in the post, you will be charged £1 for postage.
Ticket prices may vary from previously published prices.
People with disabilities can buy tickets for the area of the venue most appropriate for their needs for the lowest (unrestricted view) ticket price for that performance. Available to book on the phone or in person.

With thanks to our supporters

Supported by

Claire and Mark Urquhart

With additional support from

Swiss Cultural Fund UK

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