Three of the best at theatre’s Studio

Three emerging European companies that became the highlights of the Birmingham-based BE Festival 2013 come to Derby Theatre’s Studio this week, as part of a tour of the UK and Spain.

The festival places a strong emphasis on collaboration, participation and exchange, and each of the pieces presented have been selected for their capacity to transcend cultural and linguistic boundaries.

Winner of both the 1st Prize and the Audience Prize at BE Festival 2013, Out of Balanz (Denmark) presents Next Door, combining intimate storytelling with high octane physical theatre. Tao Te by Ferenc Fehér (Hungary) won the ACT Arriaga International Touring Prize: fusing freestyle dance and martial arts.

Completing the trio is Al Cubo by Betti Combo (France), a heady mix of circus and mischievous theatre as three buffoons help and defy each other in equal measure striving to create the tallest construction and attain perfect balance.

Each show is 30 minutes and can be seen on October 18 from 8pm.

Call the box office on 01332 593939 for tickets.