Three performers standing and sitting one on top of the other in front of a bookshelf with books on it



By Tit for Tat

Mansfield Market Place
11.50am & 4pm (lasts 40 mins)
BSL interpreted and Audio Described
Wheelchair accessible
This show will be live streamed from Mansfield Market Place to First Art’s Facebook page and YouTube channel

A mad-cap circus-theatre show featuring acrobatics, fire-juggling, eccentric absurdity, terrible puns and, of course, books.

Four bedraggled book enthusiasts travel from town to town – forced between the margins – on a mission to protect literature.

It seems these bookworms take their immersion to dangerously extreme lengths. But with the membership numbers of their strange little book club dwindling, they must embark on a quest to recruit more radical reading enthusiasts.

About Tit for Tat

Tit for Tat is an unusual juggling company that believes in celebrating the ordinary. They take ordinary objects, objectives and scenes, and they explore every nook and cranny until they make them extra-ordinary. They believe in finding the most exciting and, more often than not, the most difficult way of getting from A to B. Even when undertaking simple tasks such as making a cup of tea, painting a wall, or changing a lightbulb.

Tit for Tat has performed pieces both small and large all across the UK. Whether its making chips for the public in a blur of ketchup and salt, launching furniture halfway across the stage, or becoming chaotically tangled within our own braces – Tit for Tat brings a special element of heartfelt complicity and comedic near-calamity to all of their performances.