Saturday, 11 August 2012

Hello world...

Welcome to Pear Shape Productions!  We are Catherine Boot and Mary Maw, and Pear Shape is an emerging female theatre company, which creates work that tells true stories (some of which we made up), and blurs boundaries between the everyday and the some day...

We met whilst studying Contemporary Circus and Physical Performance at Circomedia in Bristol, where we discovered a shared love for street theatre, honest, humorous and sometimes tragic narratives, and pink wine.

Currently, Pear Shape consists of two street theatre acts, which are available for booking.  The first is The Double D's, aka Dangerous and Delicious.  This is a static circle show which sees both performers desperately trying to find boyfriends before their biological clocks run out of batteries.  We win over the audience (and our future husbands) through breathtaking circus skills and charming (if a little hopeless) comedy and, or course, love.

"This fleeting moment was pure unadulterated fun!  Thanks Double D's, it was a pleasure!"
-Justin John, willing volunteer, Bath

Our second act is 'Here Come the Brides', a unique form of walkabout street theatre, mixed with a giant public game of hide and seek, interactive story-telling and ‘secret circus’.  Over three 45-minute sets, we tell the story of a hapless Groom who just can’t help falling in love, and hasn’t really considered the consequences of his romantic actions.  This Act utilises the local architecture and landscape to create a bespoke story for every setting we play.

Watch this space for a very exciting announcement of where you'll be able to catch this Act in the not too distant future...

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