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Passagers – Please Take Your Seats the show is about to begin

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This autumn escape the ordinary with a ticket for the journey of a lifetime as Canadian contemporary circus artists The 7Fingers, bring the jaw-dropping Passagers to Hull.

Presented by Dance Consortium, Hull New Theatre and Freedom Festival the production, which rolls into town on 28 September, follows a colourful and diverse group of strangers who meet on-board a train. Through the course of their journey, they get to know each other, sharing stories and revealing their emotional states through breath-taking acrobatics – vaulting somersaults, thrilling trapeze, and dare-devil balances on the high-wire, along with contemporary dance, narrative, song and original music.

Created in 2018, prior to the global pandemic, Passagers shines a spotlight on our fascination with travel and though the company of nine have had to wait for their adventure the show will now premiere in the UK, visiting six cities (including Hull)  before heading on to France and Switzerland.

Shana Carroll, 7Fingers’ co-artistic director, says: “It is scary to dedicate months of your life to something, feeling we’re on such fragile ground. But, on the other hand, everyone’s so excited to have an audience again and go back to doing what we do. And to travelling! Of course, there have been pros and cons to the year we’ve just had but I think there’s this notion that if we can finally leave our country or our city or our continent, maybe life can continue to move forward.”

Passagers is at Hull New Theatre on Tuesday 28 September as part of Freedom Festival. Tickets on sale now at hulltheatres.co.uk or 01482 300 306

Shana Carroll was in conversation with Katharine Kavanagh.

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