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CIRCUS

Circa’s Peepshow provides an occasionally unusual viewing experience for its punters. It’s a circus show that gamely plays around with the voyeuristic expectations and...

1930s glamour, songs from Cole Porter, Gershwin and Arthur Freed plus prancing Shetland ponies and dancing Dachshunds. Those of you seeking dangerous, edge-of-the-seat thrills...

The central idea of Soap – acrobats performing in and around bathtubs containing actual water – sounds like a cross between a CBeebies stage...

There are some genuinely thrilling moments in No Fit State Circus’ new show, Lexicon. Proper heart-in-mouth stuff, including a fire juggling sequence from the...

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,...
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