Barefeet Theatre and Circus Zambia tell a tale of power, privilege and revolution in new touring show Empyre

You are invited to attend court by Barefeet Theatre and Circus Zambia whose new show is touring Northern Ireland and England next month. 

Empyre is the story of the final days of an emperor as he loses his grip on a country tired of his extravagant lifestyle and relentless self-interest. The people wait and watch to see who will overthrow their leader. 

The circus collective will perform a story of power, privilege, fantasy and revolution at venues across Northern Ireland and England. You can expect to see acrobats flipping out as the drama unfolds, underpinned by a pulsing soundtrack. 

Barefeet Theatre is a performing arts charity that helps children living on the streets in Zambia plus those at risk. Its professional touring theatre company has members who once lived on the streets. Circus Zambia is a non-profit social company which works with vulnerable young people. 

Barefeet Theatre was co-founded by Adam McGuigan from Ballymoney and his theatre company Waking The Beast is co-producing the show.

Barefeet Theatre last performed in Britain and Ireland six years ago. Empyre is a family-friendly mix of theatre, circus, comedy and music. 

Performances: 

Saturday, July 13 Bristol - St Paul's Playground    

Wednesday, July 17 London - The Albany, Deptford    

Sunday, July 21 Liverpool - The Black-E    

Tuesday, July 23 London - Jacksons Lane    

Wednesday, July 24 Belfast - Crescent Arts Centre     

Friday, July 26 Portstewart  - Portstewart Town Hall    

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