So & So Circus Theatre

Outstanding‘ - The Observer                 ‘Dramatic and Daring‘ - The Stage

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So & So were an acrobatic theatre company between 2007-2013, which created full length narrative circus shows; and also performed on the London cabaret scene.

So & So extensively toured the UK with The Hot Dots and  Backgammon for Beginners. So & So also performed and devised shows with other companies such as Stumble dance Circus.

So and So won the Deutsche Bank Pyramid Award for Circus in 2007 and Lab:Time twice,  and were shortlisted for Jeunes Talents Cirque Europe 2010. They were associate artists of Jacksons Lane, London and The Corn Exchange, Newbury. The company was run by Kaveh Rahnama and Lauren Hendry, graduates of Circus Space.

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Original Backgammon for Beginners promo pics

Here are the first of photos for Backgammon for Beginners, taken by Bertil Nilsson  (currently exhibiting at the Roundhouse as part of CircusFest). At this point, we didn’t really know what shape the show was going to take- hence Martha Harrison being in them, although she wasn’t in the show.

It was organised last minute, in the only 2 hours that all 4 of us, plus Bertil were free. I had been internet shopping for 70s clothes (with next-day delivery) in blind panic. Kaveh picked up a couple of “Iranian-looking” things from around the house- a rug, the backgammon board, an old suitcase. We were kindly offered the studio space by Broadway Theatre, Barking and by some unlikely chance, these lovely photos came out. It was one of the most stressful days of my life (besides when we woke up late to get the ferry from Liverpool to Dun Loaghaire).
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