Step into the moment where an explosion has been frozen in time, the remnants of a big top caught mid-air – with everything from circus ring, sequins and fairground horses suspended above ground.
Featuring a breath-taking mix of acrobatics, surprising aerial feats and masterful juggling, The Exploded Circus weaves a story told without words, where six female performers have to come together to seek order in the chaos and create a new normal. With striking imagery and subtle humour, the show explores themes around change, hope and belonging.
The Exploded Circus is being produced for 2018 to coincide with the 250 anniversary of circus. It will premiere at the Pavilion theatre in Worthing on the 18th May 2018 and be available to tour after that.
We will tour The Exploded Circus with a purpose-made, self-standing rig integrated into the design. This means the performance can tour to venues who don’t normally have the capability for circus rigging, as well as non-conventional performance spaces (town halls, old markets, warehouse spaces).
Director | Lina Johansson
Production designer | Loren Elstein
Composer | Quinta
Lighting designer | Amy Mae
Aerial choreography consultant | Mélissa Colello
Trick bike, slack rope | Alice Allart
Aerial hoop, physical theatre | Farrell Cox
Contortion, dance trapeze | Ruby Gaskell
Acrobatics, slack rope, Chinese hoop | Arielle Lauzon
Silks, trapeze, rope | Rebecca Rennison
Juggling, object manipulation | Lynn Scott
Check out this blog post to meet our all-female cast.
For more information please download our Creation Dossier: The Exploded Circus – Creation dossier 08-17
En français: The Exploded Circus – French OCT 17