DEPART’s 2017 tour made waves in Hull, Brighton and Blackpool, taking the performance to the front page and spreads of The Yorkshire Post, Sussex Life, The Sunday Telegraph and The Times.
“Another stunning City of Culture show is drawing crowds to a Hull cemetery,” said Hannah Robinson of the Hull Daily Mail News, ‘with audience members calling it ‘fantastic’ and an ‘amazing spectacle.’”
Audience members on social media after the event seemed to agree.
‘The visual images in that magnificent park and feats of bodily skill and grace will stay with us for a long time’
‘That was one of the most emotional and all-encompassing performances I feel I've ever seen! The spectacle and sheer scale, coupled with the standard of ability from the performers, the eerily beautiful setting in Stanley Park and the commitment of volunteers and the choir made for an experience that overwhelmed and ignited my senses’
‘A cemetery at night in Brighton couldn't be more mesmerising, #DEPARTcircus by @CircaPresents was magical!’
‘Still utterly blown away by #DEPARTcircus, wonderfully enhanced by the rain, and that can't have helped the wonderful performers. Brilliant.’