sat 20/01/2018

Le Cirque Invisible, Queen Elizabeth Hall | reviews, news & interviews

Le Cirque Invisible, Queen Elizabeth Hall

Le Cirque Invisible, Queen Elizabeth Hall

Chaplin and her husband may be granny's age, but they remain magical

Some of the stars of 'Le Cirque Invisible': locking down children and adults in two hours of rapture

Charm is as invisible as the circus but as undeniably present in Le Cirque Invisible, an adorable little presentation for which parents should go miles with children to see this month. Charlie Chaplin’s fourth daughter and her husband are not young things any more, and their two-person show is at least 40 years old in its various guises - but they simply keep adding and subtracting gags, costumes, dressing-up box illusions, magic tricks, rabbits, soap-bubbles, locking down a hall of children and parents for two and a half hours in raptures.

If he is absurd and comic, she is surreal, even witchy. There is a strange and exact imagination at work

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