It’s circus, but not as we know it. French-Canadian company The 7 Fingers (Les 7 Doigts de la Main) are currently showing off their special blend of acrobatics, theatre and dance in Psy at London’s Peacock Theatre.
I saw their last hit, Traces, a year ago and it was fantastic, but I was unprepared for the brilliance of Psy. It seems The 7 Fingers have been working hard over the past year – they’ve come back even better and more talented than before.
Set in a psychiatric institution, Psy features flying trapeze, a fireman’s pole, juggling, ropes, a large, sharp-looking knife, and amazing acrobatics. If you’re into the excitement of street dance and the circus skills of Cirque du Soleil, you will love this show.
Psy is thrilling from beginning to end, and the two-hour performance seemed to fly by in minutes. The rest of the audience appeared to agree: there was a standing ovation and, as we left the theatre, I overheard comments such as “unbelievable” and “the best thing I’ve ever seen”.
Psy is sure to be popular, so book your seat now!
Psy is at the Peacock Theatre until 15 May.