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Presented by Gandini Juggling


Friday 23rd Jul 2021, Aline’s Orchard at Welford Park, Newbury

Full Price £9 (£16 for show ticket plus children's workshop)

80 oranges, 7 watermelons, 9 performers.

A witty look at the strained relations between men and women, Smashed2 is juggling reinvented, using plenty of explosive fruit and slow-motion comedy.

Gandini Juggling’s Smashed was one of the most celebrated pieces of street theatre of the last decade. Smashed2 reverses its male and female roles for the very first time.

Inspired by the work of the great choreographer Pina Bausch, Gandini Juggling combine elements of her gestural choreography with intricate patterns and cascades of solo and ensemble juggling.

The result is a new hybrid of juggling, in a dance theatre style, performed with meticulous unison and split-second timing.

A funny, inventive and characterful work showcasing Gandini Juggling’s masterful stagecraft.

Tea, coffee and cake will be available to purchase at this event.

Please note that the 11.30am show will no longer be taking place.

For £16 (including your show ticket) there is the option to attend a workshop for children after both performances. If you would like to attend, you can book by clicking on the show time you would like to see, and then selecting the workshop that corresponds to that same show time.

Seating for this event will be on benches and audience members will be allocated a seat on arrival.

Please remember to bring your face covering with you as visitors over the age of 11 are required to wear them on arrival. We will be limiting the number of people admitted to each event to ensure appropriate social distancing between each group and once you have been seated face coverings may be removed.

  • “Glorious. When it comes to juggling, the Gandinis pip everyone else ★★★★”
    The Guardian
  • “Inventive and very funny ★★★★”
    The Independent

This event will take place at Aline’s Orchard at Welford Park, Newbury

Duration: 40 minutes approx. (no interval)

Please note this show is suitable for ages 8+ (and isn't for ages 11+, as printed in the Out of Doors Festival brochure).

Performance presented by house, delivered by Farnham Maltings and funded by Arts Council England.

This event will take place at Aline’s Orchard at Welford Park, Newbury

Tickets must be booked in advance and we ask customers to select an e-ticket if possible. If you are unable to book an e-ticket, please speak to our Box Office team.

Bookings must be for no more than 6 individuals (or two households). Online bookings are limited to a maximum of 6 tickets. If you are making a booking for two households and require more than 6 tickets please contact the Box Office and they will assist with your booking.

In accordance with Government regulations sectors including leisure, entertainment and hospitality are now legally obliged to have a system in place to request and record contact details of their customers, visitors and staff to help break the chains of transmission of coronavirus. Anyone in your party aged 16 or over will be asked to scan the Test and Trace QR code or to record their contact details with us.

We want you to feel confident about booking in advance for performances. It is very important that people displaying symptoms of COVID-19 do not attend an event, if you are unwell with coronavirus symptoms or having to self-isolate, please phone the Box Office and we will arrange for your tickets to be transferred, credited to your account or refunded, as long as you tell us in advance of the event start time.

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