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CIRCUS

A circus inspired by nuclear physics? It’s hard not to think of the world’s premier political megalomaniacs and their social media sabre-rattling. Fortunately, The...

Circus Abyssinia’s Ethiopian Dreams offers an hour of ebullient escapism. At its best – in a nonchalant, rhythmically dynamic juggling routine, for example –...

The gravity-defying feats of contemporary circus and the weightlessness of moving through water make a good match. As performers dive through the air, it’s easy...

Despite the name, Relentless Unstoppable Human Machine gets off to a slightly saggy start. On a set made up of metal climbing apparatus and ropes...

There are a surprisingly large number of ways to water a plant. For former tightrope-walker Nacho Flores, the solution is more complex than most....

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Hades is located underneath Waterloo station. At least, it is until March, during the run of Chivaree Circus’ immersive show Becoming Shades...

Blood, sweat, soil – and a Cyr wheel. This is the stuff of Santa Madera, an eye-widening feat by circus performers Juan Ignacio Tula...

A charming zoologically-inspired circus show, Fauna never descends into twee anthropomorphism in its exploration of animal movement. Initially performed at the Glastonbury festival in 2016,...

I would like to say that with Ovo, Cirque du Soleil have laid an egg, but that would give the wrong impression. Following an ill-conceived...

Telling a story through contemporary circus is a feat attempted by many, but achieved by regrettably few. With The Ramshackle House, Upswing Theatre make...

La Soiree is an Australian-born variety show with a distinguished provenance. It premiered in London in 2010, having evolved from co-creator Brett Haylock’s La...

Director David Bates brings La Clique, the mix of alternative burlesque and music he invented for the 2004 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, back to the...
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