SOAP - Bath time will never be the same again
Bath time will never be the same again! Stunning acrobatics and water antics abound in this refreshingly fun, exciting and sexy show…"physically breathtaking" says Time Out London.
Dazzling, daring and dangerous, eight acrobats will perform in, on and around a series of bathtubs in the New Zealand premiere of the all ages variety show Soap. Fresh from Edinburgh via London, Berlin and Sydney Opera House, this splashing spectacle has captured the hearts of half a million people worldwide. Directed by Markus Pabst (Caesar Twins, La Clique) and Maximilian Rambaek (VibeZ), Soap’s highly charged fusion of new circus, comedy and cabaret set in the confines of a bathroom will steam up and splash Wellington audiences for a limited season this July and August.
After two years at the Chamäleon Theater in Berlin and London’s Riverside Studios, Soap played to packed houses at the 2010 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Sydney Opera House earlier this year. With a pumping soundtrack of pop, blues and rock, the delicious cast of characters take turns to perform a stunning series of water-soaked acts to an eclectic soundtrack that includes the music of Mika, Sia, Tool, Gnarls Barkley and Goldfrapp. There’s also Soap’s very own gorgeous diva, Lithuanian opera singer Lina Navakaite. From contortion and straps to trapeze and aerial silk, the show includes moments of divine beauty – a captivating gymnastic performance on a bath ledge – to a humorous love story between two feet. A truly “cleansing” theatrical experience, Soap demonstrates the beauty and strength of the human form. Fans of Cirque du Soleil, Cirque Eloize, 7 Fingers and Slava’s Snow Show will love this show. If you only see one show this year, make sure it’s ‘Soap’.Dates:
28 Jul 2011 (Thu) - 07 Aug 2011 (Sun)
Venue: Venue St James Theatre - Wellington