Extraordinary Bodies is one the first integrated circus theatre shows. I watched the open air performance in Exeter in front of the cathedral which made for a lovely back drop. There were 2 stages with a bridge between them which linked the 2. The bridge went up and down and spun about as the performers did hoop acts and danced on the moving bridge. I found the moving bridge cool and a clever idea. I found the circus stunts very entertaining although I did struggle to follow the story line as I'm not sure it had one. The show was full of strong, good acting performances particularly Dave Toole and Jamie Beddard. However I would have liked to see their talents used more. The signing was fantastic but I would have liked to see the signers with disabilities throughout the performance rather than just at the end. The music from the live band was very good and the use of signing made it possible for everyone to follow. The singer was also a talented actor and did a very effective job introducing the show. I thought the choir could have been more involved as they only came in at the final piece.
All in all I thought it was very entertaining. 7.5/10