2008 - 2010 | Tabú is a trilogy exploring fear as the most common yet the most unspoken of taboos. Have you ever experienced fear - that feeling that simply holds you back from doing something, that grips you like a vice or even takes you over and shakes you like a hollowed building? And - could you ever imagine that recognising fear could produce the most explosive and joyously infectious celebration of life?

In Tabú_standing on the edge of the wildnerness, fear was explored in its rawest, primary and most personal manifestations: our inner demons and our deepest and darkest thoughts. In Tabú_the bull ring, the the exploration of fear was transformed into a desire to "take the bull by the horns": overcoming fear with a desire to face it, confront it and ultimately conquering it. Fear was here teaming up with the individual's power to look at the beast in the eyes and, by seducing it, bring it down. 

Tabú_I will be bad takes this investigation further, exploring the notion of overcoming fear by "daring", transforming that powerless and often arresting energy into an irresistible desire "to be bad". It is a new journey and exploration into the darker side of being. It isn't a freak show, it isn't voyeurism. It is the tissue we are made of and cannot fully grasp, let alone explain. Tabú digs into human nature and whilst remaining firmly on the ground, probes into and soars around the very things wo/man has done but cannot talk about. These are tabú.

Past Show Dates

Here’s a list of where and when this show toured.


2008 tour

10 - 19 April - The Riverfront Newport, UK

2 - 17 May - Norfolk & Norwich Festival Norfolk, UK

23 - 31 May - Paradise Gardens Festival  London, UK

11 - 21 June - Printemps Des Comediens Montpellier, France

28 June - 5 July - Les Tombees de la Nuit Rennes, France

12 - 26 July - The Brewhouse Taunton, UK

8 - 31 August - Festival Fora de Si Lisbon, Portugal

9 - 22 September - Theatr Brycheiniog Brecon, UK

26 Sept - 4 October - Brighton UK

10 - 16 October - Circo Circolo Festival Leimpde, Holland


2009 Tour

28 March - 19 April - The Roundhouse London, UK

28 April - 10 May - Brighton Fringe  Brighton, UK

19 May - 1 June - Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen, Germany

3 - 31 July - Festival D'Avignon Off Avignon, France

7 - 23 August - Zomer van Antwerpen Festival Antwerpen, Belgium

11 - 27 September - Wales Millenium Centre, Roald Dahl Plass Cardiff, UK


2010 Tour

25 - 27 March - Cirque Jules Verne Amiens, France

16 - 25 April - Hopla Festiva Brussels, Belgium

13 - 23 May -  Caravane de Cirques Toulouse, France

2 - 13 June - Bath Fringe Festival Bath, UK

12 - 25 July - Montreal Completement Cirque Montreal, Canada

4 - 30 August - Edinburgh Fringe Festival Edinburgh, UK

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