After a really successful Easter tour in Cornwall – the sun shone and it was wonderful to play to a home audience – we embarked on our ‘grand summer tour’!
This began in May at Saverne in the east of France and we then headed down south to Montpellier before coming home for Streets of Brighton and a rare show in Cornwall, while managing to dodge the rain! Next, we travelled down the west coast of France to Hendaye, in the Basque country, before heading north for Belgium and Holland, again managing to dodge the rain.

From this point onwards, the summer became a blur of festivals, shows, fantastic audiences, loading and unloading and hours and hours in the company van. From Paris to Lyon to Paris to Munich to Paris to Holland to Guernsey to Gdansk and back to Holland. In August we travelled the autobahns of Germany from west to east, north to south, performing at a series of fantastic festivals. It was at one of these that Simon damaged his ankle whilst packing-up after the show. A late-night x-ray showed no broken bones, and then came a mad 18-hour drive to Budapest to the amazing Sziget festival on an island in the middle of the Danube River. We then had 24 hours to get back for our next date in Holland! Then came more shows in Germany and France before a brief return to England where we had our only cancellation of the summer when it rained and rained at Barton on Humber (we hope to try again next year).

Next came a memorable 2,000 kilometre drive over the Alps into Italy to perform at the all-night La Notte Bianca festival in Rome (we also managed to visit Pisa, Siena and Venice en route). We ended the season with a couple of enjoyable days in Holland, performing at a friendly outdoor film festival, and then came a further show in northern France before returning home – to a well earned rest? No, to a pile of office work, and to start programming “The Station”, our new show for 2008.

From 2nd May to 23rd September we performed ‘CLIFFHANGER!’ 48 times in eight countries travelling 45,000 kilometres.


May 2
May 5-6 Montpellier France
May 8 Prades-le-Lez France
May 11 Streets of Brighton Festival UK
May 12 Du Maurier Festival, Tywardreath, Cornwall UK
May 26 Hendaye France
May 28 Kortrijk Belgium
May 29 Venhuizen Holland
June 2-3 Festival Parades, Nanterre France
June 7-8 La Biennale du Théâtre Jeunes Publics, Lyon France
June 16 Houilles France
June 18-21 Tollwood Festival, Munich Germany
June 23 Fête des Petits Pois, Clamart France
June 28 Purmerend Holland
June 29-30 Winchester Hat Fair UK
July 7 Vlissingen Holland
July 9-10 Guernsey, Channel Isles UK
July 11 Gdansk Poland
July 18 Wevershoof Holland
July 20-21 Stedebroec Holland
July 27-28 Int. Straßentheaterfestival, Ludwigshafen Germany
Aug 1 Mulheim Germany
Aug 3-4 Via Thea, Görlitz Germany
Aug 5 Micro! Festival, Dortmund Germany
Aug 8 Sziget Festival, Budapest Hungary
Aug 11-12 Duisburg Germany
Aug 16 Herford Germany
Aug 19 Barton on Humber, North Lincolnshire UK
Aug 22 Trevarno Gardens, Cornwall UK
Aug 24-25 Welttheater der Strasse, Schwerte Germany
Aug 26 Gutersloh Germany
Sept 8 Festival La Notte Bianca, Rome Italy
Sept 10 Terni Italy
Sept 14-15 Doesburg Holland