Ye-Gam

There was a time when Ye Gam Theatre were coming to London once a year to do their outstanding production, Jump. They’ve had a break of a year or two, and now it’s time to welcome them back: Jump — Ye Gam Theatre Peacock Theatre Portugal Street, Holborn, WC2A 2HT 28 Oct – 15 Nov […]

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We are not Chinese: Do not miss JUMP!

by Grace Kim 20 April 2008
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JUMP! Yegam Theatre at Sadler’s Wells Peacock Theatre, till 10 May 2008 Winner ‘Comedy Award’ at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 2006 Korean National Assembly ‘Grand Prize for Drama & Musical,’ 2006 BBC TV ‘The Royal Variety Performance,’ December 2006 Review by Grace Kim To start with what everyone already knows, it’s pretty much impossible not to […]

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Become an LKL reviewer and win two free tickets to JUMP!

by Philip Gowman 11 April 2008

Yes, free tickets are potentially on offer to the hit martial arts comedy show, JUMP! which returns to the Peacock next week for a three-week run. Here’s the deal. I’m always looking for new talent to join the community of LKL guest contributors. And that includes volunteers to write reviews of particular events. Jump is […]

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Jump Returns to the Peacock

by Philip Gowman 11 April 2008

The smash hit martial arts comedy Jump returns to the Peacock for the third year running. Expect lots of fun, virtuoso gymnastic solos, slick coordination, great visual humour and generally a good night out. But if you’re a shy retiring type don’t sit in an aisle seat near the front. Like many Korean stage shows, […]

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Yegam Inc: BreakOut

by Philip Gowman 21 April 2007
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Those who have been to see Jump will be familiar with the formula. Some very clever slapstick, a small amount of enforced audience participation, and some excellent acrobatics. Whereas in Jump the acrobatics involved martial arts, in Break Out it involved some pretty impressive breakdancing. With the Taekwondo in Jump, the amazing displays flowed naturally […]

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Jump with B-boys

by Philip Gowman 8 April 2007

Just spotted this new show advertised in Time Out. It’s Jump with breakdancing instead of Taekwondo. Sounds fun. At the Peacock after Jump finishes, 19-22 April. Following the international success of JUMP, Ye Gam Theatre & SevenSense present the world premiere of their new show Break Out. Promising to do for hip-hop dance what Jump […]

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Jump returns to the Peacock

by Philip Gowman 19 January 2007

Ye-gam Inc’s hit martial arts slapstick show returns to the Peacock Theatre in London for a 10-week run in February. Do go along and take your friends. You don’t have to be a Korean culture buff to enjoy it. In fact, it probably helps if you’re not. Even if you aren’t a fan of Jackie […]

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Jump receives royal approval

by Philip Gowman 7 December 2006

At the Royal Variety Performance at the Colisseum on Monday Night there was an unusual item. The show, fronted by K-film fan Jonathan Ross, is held every year in aid of the Entertainment Artistes Benevolent Fund, and this year was attended by Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall (usually, for non-Brits among our readers, […]

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Ye-Gam Inc:

by Philip Gowman 12 February 2006

A highly entertaining mix of slapstick, gymnastics and martial arts. The first half lacked structure, though it served to introduce the different characters in the “family”. Valiant members of the audience were also dragged up on stage. The second half was much more fun, with a comic story-line to hold things together. Knowing references were […]

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