String quartet’s Sheringham show will combine music with juggling, comedy and caberet.
PUBLISHED: 12:14 23 January 2018 | UPDATED: 22:45 23 January 2018
A London-based musical quartet with a surprising number of strings to their bows are bringing their unique show to north Norfolk. Bowjangles are marking 10 years of combining music with singing, dancing, juggling, tumbling, comedy and cabaret, and their latest show,
The Legend of Excalibow, sees the team seek a magical violin bow on a journey that takes them via fairytales and folklore, to ancient gods and fantasy figures.
And for violinist and expectant mum Bertie Anderson, the Sheringham show will mark a special homecoming, as she is the daughter of former ITV Anglia producer and Bygones presenter Eddie Anderson, who hosts classical music events at his Templewood home in Northrepps.
Cellist Ezme Gaze said: “We do leap around a lot during our show, and when we play at Sheringham, Bertie will be seven months pregnant – but she will still be taking a full part.
“This show has more of a story narrative than our previous ones, it is very physical and involves the most complicated music we have ever done – including some Shostakovich and Elgar’s Cello Concerto.”
Bowjangles were formed a decade ago with the aim of combining music with dance to create a visually exciting show.
The quartet has travelled the world, performing at venues ranging from theatres and halls, to schools, hospitals and a prison, with shows including the sports-themed Bowlympics in 2012 and a morning TV show called On The Box, which featured cookery, soap opera, news, weather and a Strictly-style dance competition.
Original members Ezme, Bertie and Mitch McGugan have recently been joined by newcomer Oliver Izod, who is an “actor who can play violin.”
The Legend of Excalibow is at Sheringham Little Theatre on February 10 at 7.30pm.
Tickets are available from the box office on 01263 822347 or from www.sheringhamlittletheatre.com