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Jump returns to the Peacock

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 … [Read More]

We are not Chinese! But do not miss JUMP!

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 … [Read More]

Jump Returns to the Peacock

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, … [Read More]

Kore@Fringe performers at Edinburgh Fringe 2007

Korean artists feature in no fewer than six productions at the Edinburgh Fringe this year. Something for everyone. Full details below: Dulsori Binari — The Spirit of the Beat @ The Old College Quad 3 – 27 August Don’t miss this passionate and colourful performance showcasing the unique heritage and spirited origins of traditional Korean … [Read More]

Yegam Inc: BreakOut

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 … [Read More]

Break-out: “Jump” with B-boys, at the Peacock

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 … [Read More]

Jump returns to the Peacock

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 … [Read More]

Jump receives royal approval

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, … [Read More]

Theatre visit: Ye-Gam Inc – Jump

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 … [Read More]