Box of Frogs is a circus show with a difference. 5 acrobats and 2 musicians play with the audience’s expectations from their own perspective of mental ill health and performance, against a back drop of filmic illusions. What is colourful character or delusional insanity? What is grand achievement or pointless obsession? Stumble will veer with absolute absorption in a fervent love of all things Circus (until the point at which we gets distracted).
In 2011 Stumble continued the journey they started with Bipolar Ringmaster (without a Circus) with a spectacular ensemble, ‘Box of Frogs.’
Bipolar Disorder is a mood disorder. Most people experience ups and downs, (highs and lows). It is only when these become so extreme that they interfere with ordinary everyday activities, and cause you to behave in uncharacteristic ways, that it is called Bipolar Disorder or Manic Depression. Between mood swings people with the diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder feel and behave like anyone else with the ordinary ups and downs that anyone can experience. But the extreme highs and lows can affect not only feeling, but also thoughts and behaviour.
Box of Frogs has been commissioned by the Unlimited programme, part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
This project is part of the London 2012 Festival, is a 12 week nationwide celebration running from June 21st 2012 until the final day of the Paralympic Games on 9th September 2012. The London 2012 Festival will celebrate the huge range, quality and accessibility of the UK’s world-class culture, giving the opportunity for People across the UK to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. For more details visit www.london2012.com/festival.