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 was produced in 2018 to coincide with the 250 anniversary of circus. It premiered at the Pavilion Theatre in Worthing on the 18th May 2018 and is available to tour.
The Exploded Circus tours 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).
For more information on The Exploded Circus including access information, cast and creative team, images and more please visit this dedicated website.
Rigging Designer | Ruzhin Babaei
Technical Stage Manager | Jules Millard
Re-lighter/Operator | Gareth Weaver
Trick bike, slack rope | Alice Allart
Aerial hoop, physical theatre | Farrell Cox
Corde lisse, aerial harness, physical theatre | Coral Dawson
Acrobatics, slack rope, Chinese hoop | Arielle Lauzon
Silks, trapeze, rope | Rebecca Rennison
Juggling, object manipulation | Lynn Scott
The audience said:
‘Truely spectacular. I smiled, grinned, laughed, from start to finish. And had a surprise tear at the end. Beautiful.’
‘Highly talented, awe-inspiring circus chaos! Loved every minute!’
‘Better than any circus I’ve ever seen. Really inspired our children. Thank you!’
‘Spectacular array of circus skills with a brilliant musical score and a wonderfully uplifting message – an absolute visual feast.’
‘Wonderful acrobatics, completely inclusive, beautiful story, great characters, accessible to all and good for all generations. We loved it, thank you.’
‘It was totally amazing and transported me to another place, I had no idea what time it was at all when we left the theatre. The only thing I wanted to do apart from watching the show again was learn to perform on the silks!’
If you are interested in booking The Exploded Circus, please contact Lissy.