Circus Geeks, Silly Boys and The Harri- Parris come to the Dyfi Valley

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We’ve just had a bumper week of rural touring, here in my corner of Mid Wales. Three excellent but very different shows, all brought to the area with the assistance of the wonderful Night Out scheme and all performed in rural venues no more than 10 – 30 minutes drive apart and yet I was the only person in the audience who went to all three shows. It got me thinking about audiences and venues, what makes people go to a show in their local venue and what keeps them away?

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The first show was last Wednesday. Circus Geeks (http://circusgeeks.co.uk) came to the Tabernacle in Machynlleth with their show Beta Testing. They describe their show as “a hotchpotch remix of juggling subculture and influences such as TED talks, The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy and a fear of the haddock. Circus Geeks began life as a blog, set…

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