A pioneering top juggler takes you on an acrobatic rollercoaster ride.
All ages / adventurous
Rollercoaster is a true rollercoaster. In this smashing solo show, juggler Wes Peden takes you into his neon-coloured world. Surrounded by enormous inflatable forms, armed with gigantic tubes and driven by pumping electro beats, he juggles like a true rock star and tries to find the balance between what feels safe and what feels dangerous. You will not see more difficult or unique juggling this year!
In this performance Wes Peden performs unique juggling tricks inspired by rollercoasters. When you think about it, it’s actually pretty logical: just like a rollercoaster, a juggler deals with gravity, momentum and complicated pathways.
Sometimes these rollercoasters are literally visible. In one moment, balls roll in loops and corkscrews through a 4-metre-long transparent tube that curls around Wes’ body. Like an adrenaline-seeker racing downhill, he risks it all on the knife edge between safety and total freedom, between risk and reward. Ultimately it’s all about pushing boundaries, because that’s what this artist does: pushes the limits of what’s possible. Faster and faster, higher and higher – never the same thing twice. With vision and daring, he bends the rules of theatre and gravity to propel his discipline to new heights.
On Wednesday 26 October, there will be an after-play discussion to Wes Peden’s performance Rollercoaster.
“You won’t see more difficult juggling this year.”