Best of Be Festival

9th November 2013 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

BE FESTIVAL (Birmingham European Festival) brings together daring, delightful theatre from across the continent. This triple bill of festival favourites – each half an hour long – is a unique opportunity to see work that has never toured the UK before, so BE part of it!

Best of BE offers all the important elements of the BE experience:

Delicious food, An opportunity to feedback and discuss with the shows cast & creators over dinner and a celebratory atmosphere


Al Cubo by Betti Combo (France) – 30 mins

Three buffoons help and defy one another in equal measure, striving for the tallest construction and the perfect balance. A heady mix of masterful circus and mischievous theatre, with buckets of charm.

Tao Te by Ferenc Feher (Hungary) – 20 mins

Winner: ACT Arriaga International Touring Prize, BE FESTIVAL 2013

A unique and intensely physical piece, fusing freestyle dance with martial arts. Seeking a harmonious and virtuous life, two men are dragged through a series of conflicts and struggles.


with dinner provided and an opportunity to eat & discuss with artists & the BE Festival team

Next Door by Out of Balanz (Denmark) – 35 mins

Winner: 1st Prize and Audience Prize, BE FESTIVAL 2013

When Ivan Hansen’s neighbour passes away suddenly, Ivan realises he doesn’t know anything about him. Intimate storytelling and high-octane physical theatre explore what it is that really connects us.


The evening concludes with an on-stage Q+A with the performers and a Chair (from festival team) – 25 mins.

Supported by Arts Council England.

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