Expect your jaws to hit the floor when Anyday stops off at the Corn Exchange on Tuesday, February 21.
Written and performed by entertainer Max Calaf, Anyday uses both physical theatre and acrobatics to tell a story that focuses on many dark issues, such as loneliness and being depressed.
The inspiration behind the storyline came from some of Max’s previous experiences but be prepared for the twist in the tale at the Market Place venue, as the production will be performed on a trampoline, with the piece also having strong circus inspirations.
Max told the Observer how Anyday will work.
“Anyday fuses the more spectacular aspects of circus with a narrative and I’m trying to bring the audience on an emotional journey and to integrate some clowning, object manipulation, and obviously the trampoline used in particular ways,” he said.
“And of course, there is a surprise for the audience.
“It involves a little surprise bird but I don’t want to give away too much.”
He added: “I’m the performer on the stage and I wrote the show and I have had many people helping me with the show being constructed in a collaborative way.
“Using feedback from other artists is key to the making of this piece.
“The storyline is inspired by some personal experiences, by going through life and sometimes being lonely, but also finding friendship and happiness.”
Anyday originally started as an outdoor piece and toured for a number of years across the UK and then Europe, where the emotional nature of it struck a chard with the audience.
The production also received praise for Max’s energetic performance, which sees him balance and hang from dangerous heights while delivering his lines.
Max revealed that being physically fit is one of the most important aspects of the show being executed perfectly.
“I spend a lot of time training even during the tour and when I have days off,” he said.
“It is an intense piece where it requires me to pace my energy throughout.
“Although I don’t bounce and jump on the trampoline all the time, there is constant movement and I need to find the moments where I can breathe and recover my breath.
“The struggle to do so gets real but I like this, it’s part of the story of the show and part of my emotional journey within the piece.
He added: “It is important to have a good judgment of your physical condition as well as knowing how to minimise the risk that you are taking to avoid injury.
“Especially as there is nobody to replace me!
“You need to be fit for a show like this.”
There are limited tickets and they cost from £8 to £15.
The show starts at 7pm.